2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Andreas Renschler had high ambitions at Daimler. Since he saw no chance for this, the 55-year-old surprisingly left the company.
Daimler's former production director Andreas Renschler left the group because he saw no opportunities for advancement. Actually, he wanted to take over the post of Mercedes boss, who is currently the group leader Dieter Zetsche, said Renschler of the magazine “Auto Motor Sport”. When the chairman of the supervisory board, Manfred Bischof, declared in mid-January that the decision on the post would not be made until the end of 2016, it was clear to him that he was too old = " to succeed.
Change of management board at Daimler a reason for termination
"We are practically the same age on the board," the 55-year-old told the newspaper. If Zetsche's contract is extended again, «then we are all too old =" "for the successor".
A good year ago, the 55-year-old surprisingly had to swap his position as head of commercial vehicles for that of production director. Even then it was clear to him that he “would not do this job forever,” said Renschler. The manager had taken his hat last week.
Zetsche rules out quick changes
It is speculated whether VW would like to hire Renschler based on his experience in the commercial vehicle division. The manager is to merge the two sizes MAN and Scania. However, Zetsche had ruled out a quick change in the drafting of the contract.
But even in Wolfsburg, the 55-year-old could not have high hopes for the absolute executive chair. VW boss Martin Winterkorn declared last autumn that he wanted to be at the head of the company until 2016 and added the addition "at least". Even then, Renschler would be "too old =" "for the successor". It doesn't matter to Winterkorn. The VW boss will be 67 years old in May. (AG / dpa)