Albrecht Reimold, 60
Member of the Executive Board Production and Logistics, Porsche
TITLE: Member of the Executive Board Production and Logistics
BASED: Stuttgart, Germany
Albrecht Reimold, who holds degrees in production technology engineering and welding engineering, started his automotive career as a trainee at Audi in 1987. He became an assistant plant manager at Audi in 1990, and held a variety of management positions in production and manufacturing, including on the A2, A8 and R8 model lines. From 2002-3, he was part of the Task Force Team for the Lamborghini Gallardo in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. In 2009 Reimold was named director of Audi’s factory in Neckarsulm, Germany, and in 2012 he became chairman of the executive board of Volkswagen Slovakia. He was named to his current position at Porsche in February 2016.
REASON FOR WINNING
Albrecht Reimold decided to create a state-of-the-art “factory within a factory” at Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen plant to build the full-electric Taycan sports sedan and Taycan Cross Turismo derivative.
Applying new and innovative processes that Porsche calls Production 4.0, Reimold was able to start Taycan production on time and meeting quality expectations despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to properly train about 2,000 new hires. Reimold is particularly proud to have replaced the traditional conveyor line with driverless transport systems, or AGVs, that use a flow principle to ferry vehicles from station to station. Called “Flexi-Line,” it opens up new opportunities such as the ability to modify production at any time and to run bypasses to accommodate customers’ individual wishes.