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Karl Viktor Schaller to head BMW Motorrad Development. Christian Landerl takes on Automobile Petrol Engine Development.
28.02.2014 Press Release
From 1. April 2014 Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller (55) will take over as head of BMW Motorrad development from Dr. Christian Landerl. Landerl (53) headed the motorcycle development from November 2008 and will now lead the development automobile petrol engine division.
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Munich. From 1. April 2014 Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor
Schaller (55) will take over as head of BMW Motorrad development from
Dr. Christian Landerl.
Landerl (53) headed the motorcycle development from November 2008 and will now lead the development automobile petrol engine division.
Prof. Dr. Schaller studied mechanical engineering from 1979 to 1985 at the Technical University of Munich. Following his studies he continued here as a scientific assistant at the research institute for gear wheels and gear manufacturing, obtaining his doctorate in the process. His professional career then began at MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (commercial vehicles) in Munich. From 2006 to 2009 he was member of the board of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG responsible for technology and purchasing. In 2009 he founded kvs consulting, which specialises in the automotive sector. He is managing director of this company. Schaller has been an enthusiastic motorcycle rider for 35 years.
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Rudolf-Andreas Probst, Kommunikation BMW Motorrad
Telefon: +49 89 382-22088, Fax: +49 89 382-23927
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