Moves afoot at the top of MAN management

Drees gets contract extension as Schelchshorn leaves HR role

Moves afoot at the top of MAN management
Joachim Drees can have longer at MAN


MAN SE and of MAN Truck & Bus CEO Joachim Drees has seen his contract extended.

Drees originally had a three-year deal but this has been was pushed out for another five years as of April 1, 2018.

A member of the management of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, Drees held managerial positions at Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Trucks from 1996 before leaving for roles in the finance sector 10 years later.

He returned to truck manufacturing in his present position in 2015.

His consolidation of tenure comes as MAN loses chief human resources (HR) officer Josef Schelchshorn, who is also head of HR for the Group at Volkswagen Truck & Bus for what the group describes as "personal reasons".

Schelchshorn goes with warm words from Volkswagen Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Renschler.

"He has made a splendid contribution toward the start-up of Volkswagen Truck & Bus and set the course for the future at MAN," Renschler says.

His responsibilities will be covered by Carsten Intra, whose duties on the executive board of MAN Truck & Bus AG will be assumed by Frederik Zohm (research and development) and Ulrich Dilling (production and logistics).

All are seasoned truck manufacturing men.

Intra joined the former MAN Nutzfahrzeuge in 2001 as a production engineer. Two years later, he became head of driver cab production at the Munich site. He was made head of central site network planning in 2004.

From 2006 onward, Intra led the heavy-duty trucks business unit. Following further management positions in Turkey and Brazil, Intra took over executive board responsibility for production & logistics at MAN Truck & Bus in 2012.

Since November 2015, he has also held the role for research and development.

Zohm was most recently responsible at Volkswagen Truck & Bus for management of the strategic alliance with Navistar.

Earlier, he was with Daimler AG in different management positions at Evo-Bus, the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Cooperation, and lastly Daimler Trucks Powertrain.

Dilling headed the MAN engine plant in Nuremberg and managed various international powertrain projects in this position. He took over the commercial vehicle manufacturer's component production across all sites this year.

The graduate engineer joined in 2009 coming from transmission system manufacturer Getrag where he also gained 11 years of international experience in its subsidiaries in the US and Sweden as plant manager and director following his time in Germany. He became a member of the Getrag Group's management in 2004.

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