Organizational changes at FEV: newly created COO position to enhance global focus
Aachen, November 2020 – Effective November 1, 2020, Dr. Norbert W. Alt, assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at FEV Group, managing the worldwide activities of the company’s Global Vice Presidents in the various technological business units. International sales activities in cooperation with the local sales units will also be part of his role.
Dr. Johannes Scharf is succeeding Dr. Alt as Chairman of the Management Board of FEV Europe GmbH and will be a member of the Global Executive Management Team. Dr. Scharf previously served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for FEV Europe GmbH. The Asian business will be further strengthened by the appointment of Dr. Michael Wilhelm as the new managing director and CSO of FEV Asia GmbH.
As of November 1, 2020, Dr. Christoph Menne has joined the company as a new member of the management team at FEV Europe GmbH. He has worked for FEV in the past already and has many years of technical knowledge and experience in technological areas such as electrification.
“As a leading development service provider, we are currently facing multiple challenges. Through the adjustments made, we optimize our global capabilities and position ourselves even stronger with regard to the ongoing and future changes in the automotive industry”, said Professor Stefan Pischinger, CEO, FEV Group.
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.
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