Planned change in the supervisory bodies
of Voith GmbH
“With his extensive corporate experience, particularly in the automotive industry, Stephan Schaller is a valuable addition to the Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board of Voith. We are pleased to have won over such a prominent figure in the German business world for Voith,” said Professor Hans-Peter Keitel, Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH.
Professor Bernd Gottschalk served in managerial positions at Mercedes-Benz AG for many years and was responsible for the commercial vehicles division from 1992 to 1996 as a member of the executive board. He was president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) from 1997 to 2007.
“Professor Gottschalk was part of the family-owned company Voith for 20 years as a member of both corporate bodies. He contributed his knowledge, experience and personality to the work of the Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board and gave important impetus for the cooperative work. We are grateful to him for his great commitment and his loyalty,” said Professor Keitel.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 39,000 people, generates € 5.3 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.
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