Wagner replaces Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, who retired early this month after 18 years of service at Schaeffler; Gutzmer played key roles in expanding Schaeffler's tech portfolio, introduced new mobility concepts as well as developed strategies for its EV business
Schaeffler AG has announced the appointment of Uwe Wagner as its new Chief Technology Officer, effective October 1, 2019. He takes charge from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, who was also the Deputy CEO at the company. Prior to this, Wagner was Head of Research & Development, Automotive OEM and Industrial, and takes over responsibility of CTO at Schaeffler for the next three years.
Gutzmer joined Schaeffler in 2001 and was responsible for technical product development. He played a crucial role in expanding and developing Schaeffler’s technology portfolio, introduce new mobility concepts, and develop strategies for its electromobility business. Gutzmer also served as Chairman of the Management Board of LuK, a Schaeffler company from 2002 to 2006.
For next three years, he took over the responsibility of Deputy CEO of Schaeffler’s automotive division. From 2009 to 2011, he also headed the Engine Systems business unit in the powertrain division of Continental AG. He played key role in various strategic joint projects between Schaeffler and Continental. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gutzmer completed an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and went on achieve a doctorate in internal combustion engine technology.
Georg F. W. Schaeffler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Schaeffler AG, said Wegner has showcased how innovation and efficiency can go hand in hand and wished him success for his new role.