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Andreas Wendt named BMW AG Board of Management Member for Purchasing.
26.09.2018 Press Release
Long-standing production expert in quality, innovation and mastering complexity.
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München. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of BMW AG appointed Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wendt (60) as the new Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, effective 1 October 2018. Wendt, a mechanical engineer, has been Director of the BMW Group’s largest German plant in Dingolfing, since early 2017. Prior to that, Wendt managed the company’s Regensburg plant for eight years.
Wendt began his career at BMW Group in 2002, as head of Strategy Development Production. He then went on to manage Production “Suspension and Drive Train Components” for Plants Landshut, Dingolfing and Berlin. From May 2006 until moving to Regensburg, Wendt was director of the BMW Group’s largest engine plant in Steyr, Austria.
“Throughout all stages of his BMW Group career, Andreas Wendt has been a driving force for innovation. With his outstanding expertise in managing quality and complexity, he has always set new benchmarks,” stated Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG. Reithofer added: “The Purchasing and Supplier Network is more important than ever to our commercial success. The ongoing internationalisation of our business and growing volatility greatly increase the level of complexity and demand even greater flexibility from our supplier network and Purchasing division. What is more, we can only achieve the required innovation needed in our focus areas of electromobility, digitalisation and autonomous driving by stepping up our partnerships with suppliers. The appointment of Andreas Wendt puts the purchasing division in an excellent position to meet all these demands.”
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