"With Dr. Claus Bischoff, we have gained a colleague who is very experienced in the automotive industry. His extensive expertise, particularly in the field of electromobility, fits in perfectly with our global customer and market orientation," says CEO Dr. Harald Marquardt and adds: "We would like to thank Karl Müller for his great commitment over the past three decades. He has done invaluable development work for Marquardt and, with a keen sense of future trends, has made a significant contribution to making us today an innovative partner for globally leading brands.

    Dr. Claus Bischoff is moving from Continental AG to the mechatronics specialist. At Continental, the graduate engineer was held most recently the position of Head of Engineering with responsibility for development in the area of hybrid and electric vehicle systems. He previously held management positions at Magna International AG and Robert Bosch GmbH.  

    Karl Müller has been working for Marquardt since 1989 and was initially responsible for microswitches for the automotive industry. In 1995, he was Head of Automotive Development and, from 2007, Vice President for Product Development. He was appointed to the Management Board in 2015 and has since been Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for Sales, Development, Engineering Service, Cost Engineering, Claim Management and Project Management.

    The other members of the Marquardt Management Board are Dr. Harald Marquardt (Chief Executive Officer), Jochen Becker (Chief Operating Officer) and Dr. Gregor Schmeken (Chief Financial Officer).

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