MUNICH – Robert Bosch GmbH is increasing the size of its management board to add the current the head of its fast-growing electric vehicle and hybrid technology unit.
Wolf-Henning Scheider, 47, will take over the German supplier's chassis systems control division from Bernd Bohr and succeed Volkmar Denner as head of two divisions – electrical drives and starter motors and generators. The changes take effect July 1, at which time the Bosch management board will grow to 11 members from 10.
Currently, Scheider's main job is president of Bosch's gasoline systems unit. He has held the position since 2006. Before that, Scheider was president of the company's car multimedia division.
As head of the EV and hybrid unit, a job he added in January 1, 2009, Scheider has overseen the expansion of the division from a couple hundred people to more than 400 specialists in hybrid technology. His successor, who will be named later, will run both the gasoline systems and EV/hybrid units.
Scheider has been with Bosch since 1987.
Following Scheider's promotion, Bohr, 53, will retain his post as overall boss of Bosch's world-leading auto technology group. Meanwhile Denner, 53, will become head of corporate sector research and advance engineering and will lead product planning and technology. He takes on all those roles from Siegfried Dais, deputy chairman of the board. Denner also will continue as boss of Bosch's car multimedia and automotive electronics divisions.
Dais, 62, will focus more on growth areas such as innovative software solutions.