FRANKFURT -- Porsche has extended the contract of its production and logistics boss, Oliver Blume, by five years. Blume’s new contract will start on January 1, 2016.
Blume, 46, is a veteran Volkswagen Group executive who joined the Porsche unit in 2013, six months after the sports car maker was added to VW’s 12-brand lineup.
Under his watch, Porsche has expanded production facilities at its German plants in Leipzig and Zuffenhausen to build the Macan compact crossover and 918 plug-in hybrid supercar and added a new generation of the Cayenne large SUV.
Porsche is currently adding a new engine plant in Zuffenhausen and a new body shop for the Panamera sedan in Leipzig.
Blume, 46, a mechanical engineer, started his career at Audi where he rose to a number of high-level production roles before moving to VW Group's Spanish unit Seat, where he was responsible for planning and production from 2004 to 2009.
Blume then moved to VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, as head of global production planning before joining Porsche.