Wolfgang Bernhard

Daimler board will extend CEO Zetsche's contract through 2019

April 1, 2015 15:25 CET

Daimler's supervisory board plans to extend CEO Dieter Zetsche's contract to 2019, making it more likely old-guard executives will lose out to younger managers next time the post is available. The extension could rule out trucks division head Wolfgang Bernhard, China boss Hubertus Troska and finance chief Bodo Uebber as potential successors....
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Daimler says it will sell more than 500,000 trucks this year, 700,000 by 2020

6:26 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Daimler expects truck sales to rise at least 5 percent to more than 500,000 this year and to 700,000 by 2020 due to rising demand in the U.S., helping to offset a slump in markets such as Brazil, trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard said today....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's Diess takes pole position to replace Winterkorn

6:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

VW's announcement that it poached BMW development chief Herbert Diess to run its flagship VW brand puts the 56-year-old manager in pole position to succeed Martin Winterkorn as VW Group boss....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW's Diess takes pole position to replace Winterkorn

6:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

VW's announcement that it poached BMW development chief Herbert Diess to run its flagship VW brand puts the 56-year-old manager in pole position to succeed Martin Winterkorn as VW Group boss....
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VW denies rumors of planned takeover bid for U.S. truckmaker Paccar

July 3, 2014 11:33 CET

Volkswagen says it is not interested in bidding for U.S. truckmaker Paccar, rejecting comments made by Daimler's commercial vehicle chief Wolfgang Bernhard....
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Daimler tests self-driving truck, sets goal of production by 2025

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014

Daimler is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader seeks to keep an innovative edge....
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Daimler names Brecht as company's top workforce representative

May 2, 2014 09:27 CET

Daimler's supervisory board has chosen Michael Brecht as its deputy chairman replacing Erich Klemm, in a move that may smooth management-labor relations at the automaker....
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Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros for stake in engine JV from Rolls-Royce

April 16, 2014 12:40 CET

Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros ($3.36 billion) for its 50 percent stake in an engine joint venture from partner Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc....
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Daimler CEO Zetsche likely to have contract extended, executives say

April 10, 2014 11:14 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is poised to have his contract extended beyond 2016 as current product momentum and improving profits work in his favor, senior company sources said....
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