Renschler joins VW
Former Daimler AG board member with responsibility for buses, Andreas Renschler, has been named Board of Management member for Commercial Vehicles at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VW). The new role will be effective from 1 February 2015 and will see him take over from Dr. Leif Östling, who is set to retire next year. Renschler holds degrees in business engineering and business administration. He joined Daimler-Benz AG in 1988, becoming a member of the Daimler AG Board of Management in 2004. He was responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses until March 2013, subsequently taking charge of Manufacturing and Procurement at Mercedes-Benz Cars and the Mercedes-Benz Vans business unit. He left Daimler ‘of his own accord and by mutual consent’ (See B&CB 1262, 7 February 2014).