Germany – Moving from his management responsibilities at the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, which also makes Porsche Cayenne bodies, Albrecht Reimold will become member of the executive board for Production and Logistics in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. He will replace Oliver Blume, who became chairman of the Porsche executive board in October, taking up his new role in February 2016.
Reimold trained to be a toolmaker and then studied production technology in Heilbronn, Germany, before beginning his career as a trainee at Audi.
In 1993 at the Neckarsulm plant, also Germany, he took over management of the A8 body construction unit and five years later the A2 manufacturing division. From 2002, he was responsible for the production planning of the A6, A8 and R8 models. Reimold also managed the planning division at Audi Neckersulm for three years before his appointment as chairman of the executive board at VW Slovakia; he spent four years in charge of the Bratislava plant. His additional experience includes production planning for the Changchun site in China.
Simultaneously, Jürgen Rittersberger has been announced as executive manager at Porsche AG, with immediate effect. Rittersberger joined the OEM in 2002 as a project manager in the Porsche process optimisation department. Five years later, he was head of Central Office at the newly formed Porsche Automobil. He moved back to Porsche AG in 2010, working as vice-president General Secretariat and Business Development.