Andreas Renschler Unexpectedly Leaves Daimler AG

In a rather surprising manner, one of the two most probable successors to Dieter Zetsche's Daimler CEO job has decided to leave the German car giant.
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Andreas Renschler, 55, had been working for Daimler AG for no less than 25 years and was reportedly not happy with not receiving enough decision-making capacity in hist latest job as overseer of Manufacturing and Procurement at Mercedes-Benz.

“During his time as a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Andreas Renschler gave our commercial vehicles business a global reach. In addition, in his function as Board of Management Member for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars, he managed the ramp-up of the new S-Class in an outstanding manner and prepared our plants for the start of production of the new C-Class. I very much regret that he is leaving the company for personal reasons.” said Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG, behind his magnificent mustache.

Renschler's role in the company was rather important on more than one occasions, since among other things he was the person in charge of the Mercedes-Benz AAV (All Activity Vehicle) project that became the M-Class and the Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant in the United States.

He will be be replaced by Markus Schäfer, who will immediately take over responsibility for Manufacturing and Procurement at Mercedes-Benz Cars.
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