July 18, 2024

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GKN appoints new head of ePowertrain division | Automotive Industry News

GKN Automotive has announced that Dirk Kesselgruber will be the new President of its ePowertrain division from October 1st.

Kesselgruber will be tasked with boosting the ‘rapidly expanding’ GKN eDrive business enterprise. He experiences right to GKN Automotive’s Main Government Officer, Liam Butterworth and joins from Schaeffler AG, where he was President of the Chassis Programs business enterprise.  This follows about twenty decades of encounter in senior roles in the world-wide automotive business, such as posts at BMW, TRW Automotive and ZF.

Liam Butterworth, CEO, GKN Automotive claimed: “Dirk is becoming a member of GKN Automotive at a vital time for our business enterprise. Our state-of-the-art methods for electrified autos, mixed with substantial investments in folks and systems, have by now set us in a current market-major situation. But we intend to go additional, both with our goods and growing our purchaser base. Dirk has the encounter, experience and leadership traits to assistance us realize that.”

Dirk Kesselgruber, who will be part of as President, ePowertrain on one October claimed: “It can be a wonderful honour to be becoming a member of GKN Automotive, a organization with this kind of an impressive portfolio, real world-wide leadership and a twenty-calendar year record of eDrive systems.  I am relishing the prospect to get the job done with the leadership workforce, our pro engineers and our world-wide buyers to assistance generate the business enterprise ahead to the next period of progress.”

GKN eDrive methods most current systems include things like a ‘three in one’ device, combining inverter, motor and transmission, enabling lighter, lesser and extra effective electrical generate methods, the organization says.