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GER / USA - Personnel changes at the BMW Group

Knudt Flor, Managing Director BMW Group Plant Spartanburg, USA (effective December 2016)

Dingolfing, Regensburg and Spartanburg plants and Corporate Quality under new management

Effective 1 February 2017, Dr. Andreas Wendt will take over as director of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. The 58-year-old Wendt has been with the company for 14 years and currently manages the Regensburg plant. Current Dingolfing plant director Josef Kerscher will retire at the end of January, after 37 years of service to the BMW Group.

Dr. Andreas Wendt will hand over to Manfred Erlacher as director of BMW Group Plant Regensburg, effective 1 February 2017. Erlacher (61) currently manages the Spartanburg plant in the US state of South Carolina and has been with the BMW Group for 32 years.

Knudt Flor will assume leadership of the BMW Group’s American plant in Spartanburg, effective 1 December 2016. The 57-year-old is currently Senior Vice President Corporate Quality at Group headquarters. He will be succeeded in this position by Dr. Anton Heiss, effective 1 December 2016. Until September 2016, Heiss (59) managed the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture, under which the BMW Group produces and markets vehicles in China, together with its Chinese partner Brilliance China Auto Holding.


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