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Degen joins BMW management in Greer

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Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Gerald Degen has been named the new Vice President of Logistics and Production Steering for BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

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Gerald Degen has been named the new Vice President of Logistics and Production Steering for BMW Manufacturing in Greer.

 

Gerald Degen has been named the new Vice President of Logistics and Production Steering for BMW Manufacturing in Greer. He succeeds Philip Heinrichsdorff, who has returned to Germany to direct material control/delivery assurance for BMW Group.

Degen has been with BMW Group for 18 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. Degen began his career as a quality engineer in Munich and then joined the launch team to start up the Leipzig plant as Director of Final Assembly.

In 2007, he was appointed Vice President of BMW Plant Shenyang (China).

In 2011, Degen became Vice President, Value Added Production Systems, responsible for the Lean Manufacturing Program of BMW Group until the end of 2012. He then moved to Brazil in January 2013 as Director of the Araquari (South America) facility.

The Greer plant is in the midst of a $1 billion investment to increase the plant’s capacity by 50 percent by the end this year. This investment and expansion will enable the plant to add a fifth vehicle model, the BMW X7.

 

 

 

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