Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

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German automaker Audi has appointed Dr Peter Mertens as its new Board of Management Member for Technical Development. Mertens was previously working as the Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Goteborg, Sweden.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

The Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, Rupert Stadler said, "Mertens has an exceptionally broad technical expertise and an international background in the automotive industry.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

"These are ideal qualifications for him to make further progress with the Technical Development division at Audi."

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

Mertens' career in the automotive industry first started with Mercedes-Benz. Then, he passed through several management positions as of 1990.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

After that, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Tregaron Telematics GmbH, a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler Services AG and Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn in 1996.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

From there, Mertens moved to Adam Opel AG in 2002, first as executive director. In 2004, he got the responsibility of compact cars of General Motors Europe and for all General Motors' compact cars in 2005.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

In 2010, he was appointed to the management board of Jaguar Land Rover. Later in 2011, Mertens was the Senior President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation.

Dr Peter Mertens Appointed As Audi’s New R&D Chief

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Story first published: Friday, November 25, 2016, 17:50 [IST]
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