A commemoration service for Helmut Werner, former chairman of Mercedes-Benz AG, will be held Friday, Feb. 13, at 11am at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Werner, who was credited with bringing a vitality to the Mercedes brand, died on Feb. 6, in Berlin, the automaker confirmed Monday.
Werner, 67, left the company in January 1997 after losing a boardroom battle with Juergen Schrempp, now CEO of DaimlerChrysler AG.
Werner served as chairman of Continental AG, the German tire manufacturer, before joining Mercedes-Benz in 1987, heading up the commercial vehicle division. Six years later, he was named CEO of Mercedes-Benz. He also was named president of the Association of European Car Manufacturers in 1993.
After leaving Mercedes, Werner headed the supervisory board of Expo 2000, a major exposition in Hannover, Germany. He also sat on several company boards, including IBM Deutschland GmbH BASF AG.