May 18, 2013

Daimler Trucks appoints Sven Ennerst as new Chief Developer

The Daimler Board of Management made the personnel decision - effective August 1, 2013, Sven Ennerst (49) will take on global responsibility for the development department at Daimler Trucks. Ennerst will succeed Georg Weiberg (65), who will retire
after working for Daimler for more than 40 years.

After ten years as Head of Engineering Mercedes-Benz Vans, Weiberg has also had a big impact on Daimler Trucks' development unit during the past seven years. The development departments of Trucks NAFTA, Trucks Asia, and Trucks Europe were closely integrated under his management. They are now extremely well networked and can thus exploit synergies. Weiberg had major responsibility for the renewal of the entire Daimler Trucks model portfolio in NAFTA, Europe, and Asia, and for the introduction of the new engine platforms at Daimler Trucks. In addition, as a member of the Supervisory Board he helped to launch BharatBenz, the youngest Daimler Truck brand. As a result of the founding of the global hybrid center at the Fuso facility in Japan, Weiberg was responsible not only for conventional but also for alternative drive technologies.

"Thanks to his great technological expertise, extensive range of personal contacts throughout the world, and outstanding knowledge of different cultures, it was possible to closely integrate the global development department under his leadership. Georg Weiberg's decisions and strategic projects have helped to bring Daimler Trucks to the top," said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.

Sven Ennerst will be the new Head of Truck Product Engineering at Daimler Trucks. He started his career at Daimler in 1991, initially working as a planning engineer in the truck assembly plant in Worth. Ennerst subsequently helped to internationalise the Daimler Group in different functions. In 2004 he became Director of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel. Since 2006 he has headed the Strategic Future Truck Program at Daimler Trucks.

"I wish my colleague Sven Ennerst every success in his new position at Daimler Trucks," added Dr. Bernhard. "As Head of the Strategic Future Truck Program, he successfully rolled out the heavy-duty truck platform, which encompasses the new Actros and Antos trucks and the Arocs construction site vehicle. He was thus responsible for the market launch of an all-new generation of vehicles that has become the benchmark for customers. I’m convinced that he will enable the Daimler Trucks' development unit to make further progress."


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