Kurt Blumenröder, formerly speaker of the management board at IAV, has been appointed head of powertrain development at Volkswagen as of January 1, 2018, succeeding Friedrich Eichler, who is now head of chassis development.
Blumenröder has a degree in mechanical and production engineering and started his career in 1990 with Daimler. From 1998 to 2004, he served as MD of the Institut für Motorenbau Prof. Huber in Munich, Germany, and in 2002 was appointed MD of Mercedes-Benz Technology, before becoming speaker of the management board at IAV in 2005.
Eichler holds a degree in mechanical engineering and started his career with Volkswagen in 1993. Following positions with Audi and Porsche, he was head of drivetrain development with Mercedes AMG from 2007. At Volkswagen he was head of gasoline engine development from 2013.
November 29, 2017