Wolfgang Leimgruber was named Porsche AGs head of the production and logistics Wednesday. Leimgruber, 59, succeeds Michael Macht, who was promoted to Porsche CEO last week following the departure of Wendelin Wiedeking.
Leimgrube, who joined the company in 1978, is credited with helping Wiedeking successfully restructure Porsches production processes when he was head of car body manufacturing and paint in the early 1990s.
Since 2007, Leimgruber has served on the supervisory boards at Porsche AG and its parent, Porsche Automobil Holding SE. He left the Porsche SEs board earlier this year and resigned his post on the Porsche AG board to become the newest member of the sports car makers executive management team.
Leimgruber was born in Laupheim, southern Germany. He is a trained machinist and had a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Stuttgart.