Volker Mornhinweg (50), currently managing director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in Affalterbach will take over as head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division effective April 1, 2010. He is succeeding Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, who was appointed as a Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG in February 2010. In his new position, Mornhinweg will report to Dr. Bernhard.
After completing his apprenticeship, which he started at Daimler-Benz in 1980, he went on to complete his degree in precision engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen. Subsequently, he took over various executive assignments in the group, such as in advanced prototyping, product preparation and product planning. Before taking over as managing director of Mercedes-AMG, he was plant manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin and thereafter, head of executive management development for the group.
Ola Kaellenius (40), most recently plant manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa (USA), will take over from Mr. Mornhinweg as managing director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH also effective April 1, 2010. Kaellenius previously was head of Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. in Brixworth, Great Britain and worked at McLaren Automotive. In Stuttgart, he subsequently worked as Senior Manager in engine and exhaust management, among other positions. Kaellenius, born in Sweden, started his career at the former DaimlerChrysler AG 1995 at the Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant in the division planning and reporting. He completed his studies at the Stockholm School of Economics with a Master’s degree.
A successor to Ola Kaellenius will be decided on and announced in the near future.