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Management change in the Automotive Technology business sector effective January 1, 2012


- Christoph Kübel and Dr. Werner Struth promoted to the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH
- Klaus Meder to succeed Kübel as president of the Automotive Electronics division
- Gerhard Steiger to become president of the Chassis Systems Control division
- Dr. Markus Heyn to succeed Dr. Gerhard Turner as president of the Diesel Systems division

As the Bosch Group announced on July 1, 2011, Christoph Kübel (51), the president of the Automotive Electronics division, and Dr. Werner Struth (54), the president of the Chassis Systems Control division, have been appointed to the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH effective January 1, 2012.

Effective the same date, Christoph Kübel will be succeeded as president of the Automotive Electronics division by Klaus Meder (49). He is already a member of the executive management, and will continue to be responsible for the division’s engineering activities. Dr. Struth will be succeeded as president of the Chassis Systems Control division by Gerhard Steiger (53). Up to now, he has been president of the Chassis Systems Brakes division, where he is responsible for commercial affairs.

Diesel Systems also with new president
Effective January 1, 2012, Dr. Markus Heyn (46) will become the new president of the Diesel Systems division. He will remain responsible for passenger-car diesel systems, and assume additional responsibility for commercial-vehicle diesel systems. The present division president, Dr. Gerhard Turner, will retire on December 31, 2011.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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