GŁnter Butschek has been appointed as Executive
Vice President (EVP) Operations at Airbus. The appointment is
effective 1 March 2011.
Mr. Butschek will become a member of the Airbus
Executive Committee and replaces Gerald Weber, who will leave
Airbus after successfully completing his missions. Butschek will
also become Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus in
Germany (Airbus Operations GmbH).
GŁnter Butschek joins Airbus from Daimler AG, where
he gained more than 25 years of experience in international
automotive production, industrialization and procurement. He is
currently President and CEO of Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd, a
joint venture between Daimler AG and Bejing Automotive Industrial
Holding in Bejing, China.
GŁnter Butschek began his professional career in
1984 at Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany, as Project
Engineer Central Material Management. After several positions in
logistics, human resources and procurement functions at the
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars division, Butschek became a member of
the management board of DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) with
full operational responsibility in 2000.
In 2002 Butschek moved to the Netherlands as
President and CEO of Netherlands Car B.V., a contract manufacturer
within the global manufacturing network of DaimlerChrysler and
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. He successfully managed the
restructuring of processes and turnaround programmes with
significant improvement in performance, quality and productivity.
In 2005 GŁnter Butschek took over his current
position as President and CEO of Bejing Benz Automotive
in China. Leading the joint venture, he relocated the operations
to an all new state-of-the-art facility and increased productivity
and flexibility of the plant. He launched several new production
lines for Mercedes, Chrysler and Mitsubishi products and set the
footprint for future profitable growth.
GŁnter Butschek is 50 years old and married with
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