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Wolfgang Bernhard

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Wolfgang Bernhard
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Born: 3 September 1960 in Böhen, Germany

An automotive industry executive. Positions held include:
CEO of Mercedes-AMG, 1999
President and COO of the Chrysler Division, 2000
Head of the Mercedes-Benz group, May 2004
CEO of the Volkswagen brand for Volkswagen AG from 2005 to 2007
Board of Management, Daimler AG, member responsible for commercial vehicles

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Wolfgang Bernhard page on 14 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Wolfgang Bernhard is a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. He served as the former President and COO of Chrysler from 2000 to 2004.

Early life

Bernhard was born Wolfgang Ayerle in September 3, 1960 in Böhen, Germany. He grew up as one of nine children and later took his mother's maiden name. He earned a master's degree in electrical engineering and economics from Technical University of Darmstadt in 1986, an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1988, and a doctorate in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in 1990.

Career

After obtaining his doctorate degree, Bernhard joined McKinsey & Company in 1990 as a management consultant. In this capacity, he was assigned to Mercedes-Benz. In 1992, he joined Mercedes-Benz AG. Bernhard became CEO of Mercedes-AMG in 1999. Following the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler in 1998, Bernhard was appointed President and COO of the Chrysler division in 2000. He continued in the position until he was slated to become the head of the Mercedes-Benz group in May 2004, but was passed over for the job just a day before his official switch. Bernhard subsequently resigned. Bernhard then served as the CEO of the Volkswagen brand for Volkswagen AG from 2005 to 2007. He was ousted from this position in January 2007 by Ferdinand Piech. Bernhard then rejoined Daimler in April 2009, and is presently the Board of Management member responsible for commercial vehicles.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
8 May 2007Cerberus' Bernhard Visits Chrysler HeadquarterAnthony Fontanelle
28 July 2007Former Exec To Reunite With ChryslerAnthony Fontanelle
2 July 2014Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)
29 August 2014Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)Federal Register: FMCSA (Anne S. Ferro)
28 March 2016Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)
12 September 2016Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)Federal Register: FMCSA (T.F. Scott Darling, III)




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