New Vice President Program Management at Bühler Motor North America

Nuremberg, June 6, 2018 – Karl Wagner took up his new post as Vice President Program Management North America with Buehler Motor, Inc. on March 19. Prior to joining Bühler Motor, Karl Wagner had worked for 18 years for various divisions of Borg Warner, most recently as Vice President Sales & Engineering Thermal.

His expertise will enable him to take Bühler Motor’s international focus to the next level and besides strengthening the profile of the company as a technology leader of electric drive solutions further develop its position as global system supplier.

In addition, Karl Wagner will shortly be assuming overall responsibility for all the activities of Bühler Motor in the North American market, with the business sites in Morrisville, North Carolina (North American Tech-Center), Farmington Hills, Michigan (Sales- and Tech-Office) and Chihuahua, Mexico (Production), as President and General Manager.

In this position, he succeeds Mark Furtwaengler, who has held this position since March 2016 and will be moving to the Headquarter in Nuremberg, Germany at the end of this year.

"Karl Wagner is exactly the person I wanted as my successor. Apart from his professional qualification, he is at home in both cultures and has spent most of his career to date working for American-run and American-influenced companies" emphasized Mark Furtwaengler, President and General Manager of Buehler Motor, Inc.

The assets that Karl Wagner brings to the company include in-depth experience in the field of permanent change processes. His core skills also include the development of strategies and product solutions for specific market segments.

"We are pleased to have Karl Wagner as a proven expert in globalization and localization. Karl Wagner is strengthening us at exactly the right time," emphasized Peter Muhr, President and CEO of Bühler Motor Group.

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