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BMW Greer personnel change; 2.25 million productions imminent

Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BMW Manufacturing announced in GreerToday that Bernd Koenigsbruegge has been named the new Vice President for Painted Body. He replaces Heinz Brunner who has returned to Munich to oversee production of powertrain and chassis systems.

Koenigsbruegge served as vice president for the body shop in the Greer plant from 2004 to 2008 before moving to BMW’s plant in Regensburg, Germany.

Since joining BMW, Bernd has worked throughout the global production network. He was a planning manager for the body shop in the Regensburg plant, managed body structure development at BMW’s Research and Innovation facility (FIZ), was integral in the relocation of the MINI facility to Oxford, England and served as facility planning project lead for BMW’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.

BMW’s plant in Greer produces over 1,000 vehicles each day and exports its X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and the X6 Sports Activity Coupe through the Port of Charleston.

The plant originally began vehicle production in 1994. In late October, the plant will reach another milestone: the building of its 2,250,000th vehicle. Earlier this year, the company announced a $900 Million expansion to increase capacity to 350,000 units by the end of 2014 and will bring a new model to its Spartanburg operation.

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