Dr. Ralf Marquard has been named as the new chief operating officer (COO) for the FEV Group Holding GmbH. The former head of research and development at heavy-duty engine developer Deutz AG, will have global responsibility for all business units at the company. In addition, he will take on temporary responsibility for the European and south American business from Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp, who has voluntarily left FEV to pursue new challenges.
Following his studies at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Marquard began his career at FEV. After receiving his doctorate in 1992, he held positions with several companies in the field of engine design. Then, having successfully worked on various assignments at MAN, Marquard became responsible for research and development at Deutz AG in 2010.
“I am looking forward to a constructive and responsible cooperation with one of the leading engineering service providers worldwide,” explained Marquard. “The focus of my activities will lie, in particular, on structuring the international growth of the company and strengthening the operational performance of the individual business units.”