Mercedes-AMG kriegt gleich zwei neue Bosse

Aston Martin hat soeben einen Bericht der Financial Times vom Wochenende bestätigt und verkündet, dass Andy Palmer als Präsident und Group Chief Executive des Unternehmens zurücktritt. 

Gleichzeitig wurde bekannt, dass der nun ehemalige Mercedes-AMG-Chef Tobias Moers Palmers Rolle als CEO von Aston Martin einnimmt. Der 54-jährige Moers wird seinen Sitz im Aston-Hauptquartier in Gaydon, Warwickschire, haben und seine Arbeit am 1. August dieses Jahres aufnehmen. 

"Ich freue mich wirklich sehr, Aston Martin Lagonda an diesem Punkt seiner Entwicklung beizutreten", kommentiert Moers. " Ich hatte schon immer eine Leidenschaft für Performance-Autos und mich reizt die Chance, für diese ikonische Marke zu arbeiten, der ich auf technischer Seite am Beginn der Partnerschaft zwischen den beiden Firmen (Aston Martin und AMG; Anm. der Redaktion) sehr nahe stand."

"Nach der Ankunft von Lawrence Stroll als Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender, dem signifikanten Investment seines Yew Tree Konsortiums, dem Abschluss der Eigenkapitalerhöhung sowie dem Neustart, glaube ich, dass es eine sehr gute Chance gibt, die Stärken des Unternehmens zu nutzen, um die geplante Produkt-Expansion und die positive Entwicklung der Marke erfolgreich zu gestalten."

Unterdessen hat Mercedes-AMG bestätigt, dass Moers durch Philipp Schiemer als CEO der Affalterbacher Performance-Marke ersetzt wird. Schiemer ist seit 1987 im Unternehmen und aktuell als Leiter von Mercedes-Benz Brasilien tätig. 

Ihm wird Jochen Hermann als Technik-Chef und Mitglied der Geschäftsführung zur Seite gestellt. Hermann ist derzeit Leiter Entwicklung eDrive bei der Daimler AG. Er kehrt zu AMG zurück.

„Mit Philipp Schiemer und Jochen Hermann holen wir zwei sehr erfahrene Daimler Manager zu AMG. Sie werden das Unternehmen weiterentwickeln und auf eine neue Ebene führen. Auch für AMG spielt die Elektromobilität in Zukunft eine große Rolle“, sagt Daimler-Chef Ola Källlenius.

Die Mercedes-AMG GmbH hat im abgelaufenen Geschäftsjahr 2019 ihren bisher höchsten Absatz mit über 132.000 Fahrzeugen erzielt. 2015 lag der Jahresabsatz noch bei rund 70.000 Fahrzeugen.

„Tobias Moers hat die Marke AMG zu großen Erfolgen geführt. Wir danken ihm herzlich dafür und sehen seinen Weggang mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge. Wir verlieren eine Top-Führungskraft und gewinnen zugleich einen hervorragenden neuen CEO bei unseren Partnern von Aston Martin, mit denen wir seit langem erfolgreich zusammenarbeiten“, so Källenius weiter.

Quelle: Aston Martin, Daimler
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ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA APPOINTS TOBIAS MOERS AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

26 May 2020, Gaydon, UK: The Board of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc announces today that, Dr Andy Palmer and the Board agreed that he would step down as President and Group Chief Executive.
 
The Board announces the appointment of Tobias Moers, as Chief Executive Officer. Tobias, 54, will be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and will take over from Dr Andy Palmer. He will be based at the Company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire and will join on 1 August 2020.
 
In the interim period Keith Stanton, currently Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer, is appointed interim Chief Operating Officer to support the Executive Chairman, Lawrence Stroll.
 
Tobias is a highly successful and experienced automotive professional having spent more than 25 years in senior roles at Daimler AG, the German-based global automotive OEM. He is currently Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a position he has held since October 2013. He is also acting Chief Technical Officer. He has established a successful track record of implementing business transformation in a competitive environment.
 
Under Tobias’ leadership, Mercedes-AMG has more than doubled its product portfolio and quadrupled the number of AMG units sold, with a clear pipeline of further expansion opportunities, especially in electrification of powertrains in the performance segment. Tobias’ focus on operating and manufacturing efficiency has delivered significant margin expansion. This strong financial performance was supported by the introduction of a clear brand management strategy, which delivered a measurable increase in brand value and awareness.
 
Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin Lagonda Executive Chairman said: “The Board has determined that now is the time for new leadership to deliver our plans. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Andy for his hard work, personal commitment and dedication to Aston Martin Lagonda since 2014. In that time the Company has successfully renewed its core sports car range, with the DB11, Vantage and DBS Superleggera and has brought the brand’s first SUV, DBX to a point of readiness for deliveries to start in the summer. Furthermore, the development of the era-defining Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has paved the way for the mid-engined range to come. I would also like to recognise his leadership through the current challenges and uncertainties presented by COVID-19.
 
I am delighted to welcome Tobias to Aston Martin Lagonda. He is an exceptionally talented automotive professional and a proven business leader with a strong track record during his many years at Daimler AG, with whom we have a longstanding and successful technical and commercial partnership, which we look forward to continuing. Throughout his career he has delivered product expansion, strengthened brand positioning and improved profitability. He is the right leader for Aston Martin Lagonda as we implement our strategy for the business to achieve its full potential. Our ambition for the company is significant, clear and only matched by our determination to succeed.
 
All of my and Tobias’ energy will be dedicated to building on the Company’s inherent strengths, its brand, its engineering prowess, and the skills of its people to enable Aston Martin to become one of the pre-eminent luxury car brands in the world.”
 
Tobias Moers said: “I am truly excited to be joining Aston Martin Lagonda at this point of its development. I have always had a passion for performance cars and relish the chance to work for this iconic brand which I was close to on the technical side at the beginning of the partnership between the two companies. Following the arrival of Lawrence, as Executive Chairman, the significant investment from his Yew Tree Consortium, the completion of the equity raise and the reset, I believe that there is a significant opportunity to harness the strengths of the business to successfully deliver the planned product expansion and brand elevation. I am looking forward to working with Lawrence and the whole Aston Martin team to build a stronger business for our customers, our employees, our partners and our shareholders.”
 
Andy Palmer said: “It has been a privilege to serve Aston Martin Lagonda for almost six years. The launch of many new products including the new DBX demonstrates the dedication and capability of our employees. I would like to thank my management team and all the staff for their hard work and support, particularly during the challenges presented by COVID-19. I am proud of you all and it’s been an honour to work with you.”