Ingo Ettischer named Head of Operations at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Jan 30, 2019   People

Dr Ingo Ettischer to become new Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Operations on March 1, 2019. Ingo Ettischer is currently Head of Production and the Wörth plant at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in the Daimler Trucks Division.

He follows in the footsteps of Frank Klein, who has been in this function since April 2014 after various roles in the Group and is now leaving the company at his own request.

“I am delighted to have gained an experienced operations colleague as a new Member of Management at Mercedes-Benz Vans in the form of Ingo Ettischer, and I wish him all the best and lots of success in his new role,” commented Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Personnel and Labour Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans.

“I would like to thank Frank Klein for his commitment as Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Operations and I wish him all the best for his future outside the Group,” Porth continued.

Ingo Ettischer began his career in August 2002 at the then DaimlerChrysler AG as Centre Head for Quality Management at the Mercedes-Benz Berlin plant. After various management roles, including in C-Class Assembly Logistics and E-Class Production, in 2008 he took over as Head of C-Class Assembly at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. Following various posts in E-Class Assembly Management and in Assembly and Logistics Planning in Sindelfingen, in 2015 he moved to the Daimler Trucks Division and took over as Head of Production. In 2017, he became Head of Production and the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant.

Wilfried Porth added the following comment on the new Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Operations: "I am very much looking forward to working with Ingo Ettischer. With his many years of experience and expertise in various areas of production he brings with him the requisite know-how to lead the global production activities of Mercedes-Benz Vans successfully."

The Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Operations is responsible for all departments contributing to production, such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Logistics and Quality Management. Mercedes-Benz Vans has production locations in Germany, Spain, the USA, Argentina and, via co-operation partners, in China and Russia.

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