BMW purchasing the Board of management: Andreas Wendt follows Duesmann

On the search for a successor for the Volkswagen exchanged Markus Duesmann has the BMW Group for an internal solution decided: Andreas Wendt is 1. October 2018 new shopping Board. Wendt since 2002 for BMW and was the first as head of strategy development, production. Between 2003 and 2006, he headed the production of chassis and drive components, before he was from 2006 to 2009 as managing Director of BMW Motoren GmbH in Steyr.

Since 2009, Dr. Andreas Wendt as the head of the Bavarian BMW Group plants in use was, first, to 2017, in Regensburg, Germany and, most recently, in Dingolfing. In his new role, he is responsible for as a Board member purchasing and supplier network, BMW AG. Prior to his time at BMW, studied Wendt photography and mechanical engineering and has worked in various functions for the Robert Bosch GmbH. Over the years, Andreas Wendt has made a name for itself as a proven expert for quality, innovation, and mastery of complexity.

Dr. Norbert Reithofer (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG):
“In all of the stations in the BMW Group Andreas Wendt was a driver of innovation. At the same time he has set with his strong skills in the areas of quality and complexity management new standards. Purchasing and supplier network are gaining increasing importance for business success: The further internationalisation of our business, as well as a volatileres environment, the complexity and the demands on the flexibility for the supplier network and our purchasing increase enormously. In addition, The necessary innovations in the future-oriented fields of electric mobility, digitisation and Autonomous, we can create only in ever-closer partnerships with our suppliers. With Andreas Wendt, we create in the purchasing Department, the best conditions to meet all these requirements successfully.”

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