| - Effective January 1, 2013, Dr. Stefan Hartung to assume responsibility for the new business sector Energy and Building Technology|
- Uwe Raschke to take responsibility for the Consumer Goods business sector effective January 1, 2013
- Dr. Siegfried Dais to retire from the board of management on December 31, 2012, after 33 years with the company; will remain shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG
- Dr. Rudolf Colm to retire on December 31, 2012, after 29 years with Bosch
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – As proposed by the shareholders, the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH has appointed Dr. Stefan Hartung (46) to the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH effective January 1, 2013.
Hartung, who has been president of the Power Tools division since 2009, will in the future be the board of management member responsible for the Energy and Building Technology business sector, which will be created effective January 1, 2013. The holder of a doctorate in mechanical engineering, Hartung joined Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich in 2004. Before that, he worked for the Fraunhofer Society and the management consultants McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Düsseldorf.
Dr. Siegfried Dais (64), who has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 1998 and its deputy chairman since 2004, will be retiring at the end of the year. Dais, who has a PhD in physics, will remain a shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, a position he has held since 2007.
Dr. Rudolf Colm (59), who has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2004 and will remain responsible for the Consumer Goods and Building Technology business sector, for the Western Europe, Middle Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, and for the corporate sector Purchasing and Logistics until December 31, 2012, will be retiring at the end of the year.
Responsibility for consumer goods and the Western Europe, Middle Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions will then pass to Uwe Raschke (54), in addition to his responsibility for Asia Pacific. Raschke has been a management board member since 2008. He was previously president of the Power Tools division, a position he took up in 2003.
Responsibility for the corporate sector Purchasing and Logistics will pass from Dr. Rudolf Colm to Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (56), the Bosch board of management member responsible for business administration, finance and financial statements, planning and controlling, and, effective July 1, 2012, information technology.
Effective January 1, 2013, responsibility for Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Immenstaad, Germany, and Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH, Waiblingen (Germany) and Palo Alto (CA/USA), will also change hands. As of that date, Dr. Volkmar Denner (55), who becomes chairman of the Bosch board of management in July 2012, will assume responsibility for these companies. At the same time, he will hand over responsibility for user experience to Uwe Raschke, who will continue to drive forward work in this area.
The shareholders and the supervisory board paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of Dr. Siegfried Dais and Dr. Rudolf Colm, thanking them for their decades of tireless dedication, the final years of which were spent on the board of management. They wished Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, Dr. Volkmar Denner, Dr. Stefan Hartung, and Uwe Raschke every success in their new positions.
Links to CVs and photographs of the board of management members can be found here.
Addendum: Effective January 1, 2013, Dr. Werner Struth will assume responsibility for the Industrial Technology business sector, in addition to current responsibilities he has held since the start of this year, which include overseeing activities in North and South America, manufacturing coordination, production system development, investment planning, and environmental protection.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 23,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
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, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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 some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
2012 Board of Management - REV - June 2012