Dr. Ralf Marquard named COO at FEV Group Holding GmbH
Move intended to support strengthened business operations
Aachen – Effective January 1, 2015, Dr. Ralf Marquard will accept the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the FEV Group Holding GmbH. In this function, the former Head of Research and Development at heavy-duty engine developer Deutz AG becomes a member of the Board of Management at FEV Group Holding GmbH with global responsibility for all business units at the leading engineering service provider. In addition, he will take on temporary responsibility for the European and South American business from Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp, who has voluntarily left FEV to pursue new challenges.
"With the addition of Dr. Marquard to our Board, we gain expertise that will strengthen the global expansion of FEV," said Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group Holding GmbH. "At the same time, we would like to thank Dr. Schwaderlapp for his high level of engagement and the excellent work he has done, while at FEV."
Over his career, Dr. Marquard and FEV have crossed paths on many occasions: Following his studies at RWTH Aachen University, Marquard began his career at FEV. After receiving his doctorate, which was conferred by Professor Franz Pischinger in 1992, he held positions with several companies in the field of engine design, earlier in his career. After successfully working in various assignments at MAN, Dr. Marquard accepted responsibility for Research and Development at Deutz AG in 2010.
"I am looking forward to a constructive and responsible cooperation with one of the leading engineering service providers worldwide," explained Dr. Marquard. "The focus of my activities will lie, in particular, on structuring the international growth of the company and strengthening the operational performance of the individual business units.”
The FEV Group with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized development service provider for drive and vehicle technologies. The company offers its global transport industry customers a complete range of engineering services, providing support in the design, analysis and prototyping for powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fuelled powertrains. FEV's competencies also include design, development and prototyping of innovative vehicle concepts, powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 3,200 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centres on three continents.