A technology specialist and experienced automotive manager, Wolfgang Breuer had previously worked for Continental up until 2010 and since February 1, 2012 has headed the Engine Systems Business Unit which has its headquarters in Re-gensburg
Regensburg, February 6, 2012. Wolfgang Breuer, until recently on the board of the Mahle Group which supplies the automotive industry, took over as head of Continental's Engine Systems Business Unit on February 1, 2012. This, the largest business unit in the Powertrain Division, develops and produces engine management systems, injection systems and inno-vative system solutions for diesel and gasoline engines. Until now, it had been headed by Gerhard Böhm who has resigned from this post at his own request and who will be leaving Continental on May 31 to devote himself once more to his own consulting company. "We of-fer our thanks to Mr. Böhm for his valuable contribution during a particularly turbulent period and wish him all the best and every success as he sets out on his own", said José Avila, member of the board of management and head of the Powertrain Division. "We are delighted that we were able to persuade Mr. Breuer, an experienced and successful executive man-ager, to come and work for us again."
Wolfgang Breuer returns to Siemensstrasse in Regensburg, where both the Powertrain Divi-sion and the Engine Systems Business Unit are headquartered, as a manager with a strong track record at Continental. Until 2010, Mr. Breuer (45) was head of Continental Powertrain's Sensors & Actuators Business Unit. With a degree in electrical engineering, he embarked on his professional career in 1994 as project manager for mobile data applications and vehicle communications at Siemens Mobile Phones where he founded the new Wireless Modules Division which he headed until July 2000. Next, employed by Siemens Ltd., China, he estab-lished cellphone R&D centers in Beijing and Shanghai and, from China, managed the global cellphone entry segment.
At the end of 2003, Wolfgang Breuer transferred to Siemens VDO in the Powertrain Sensors Business Unit. Here, as an electronics specialist, he was initially head of the Smart Sensors segment and, from the beginning of 2006, the Drivetrain Segment. After the company was acquired by Continental, he was, from October 2007, in charge of Powertrain's Sensors & Actuators Business Unit. In October 2010, Mr. Breuer was appointed to the Mahle GmbH Group's board where, until his return to Continental, he was responsible for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals Business Unit.
With sales of €26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 164,000 employees in 45 countries.
The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approximately €5.8 billion in 2010, 30,000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approximately €4.7 billion in 2010, 27,000 employees) and Interior (sales of approximately €5.5 billion in 2010, 30,000 employees) achieved sales of approximately €16 billion in 2010. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future, in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.
The Chassis & Safety Division develops and produces electronic and hydraulic brake and chassis control systems, sensors, driver assistance systems, airbag electronics and -sensorics, washer systems and electronic air suspension systems. Its core competence is the integration of active and passive driving safety into ContiGuard®. The Powertrain Division integrates innovative and efficient system solutions for vehicle powertrains. The comprehensive range of products includes gasoline and diesel injection systems, engine management, transmission control, including sensors and actuators, as well as fuel-supply systems and components and systems for hybrid and electric drives. Information management is at the very heart of the Interior Division, which provides a range of products that in-cludes instrument clusters and multifunctional displays, control units, electronic car-entry systems, tire-monitoring systems, radios, multimedia and navigation systems, climate control systems, telematics solutions and cockpit modules and systems.
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