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Changes on the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH

  • Effective January 1, 2013, Dr. Stefan Hartung to assume responsibility for the new business sector Energy and Building Technology
  • Uwe Raschke to take responsibility for the Consumer Goods business sector effective January 1, 2013
  • Dr. Siegfried Dais to retire from the board of management on December 31, 2012, after 33 years with the company; will remain shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG
  • Dr. Rudolf Colm to retire on December 31, 2012, after 29 years with Bosch
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  • June 29, 2012
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Stuttgart – As proposed by the shareholders, the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH has appointed Dr. Stefan Hartung (46) to the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH effective January 1, 2013.

Hartung, who has been president of the Power Tools division since 2009, will in the future be the board of management member responsible for the Energy and Building Technology business sector, which will be created effective January 1, 2013. The holder of a doctorate in mechanical engineering, Hartung joined Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich in 2004. Before that, he worked for the Fraunhofer Society and the management consultants McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Düsseldorf.

Dr. Siegfried Dais (64), who has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 1998 and its deputy chairman since 2004, will be retiring at the end of the year. Dais, who has a PhD in physics, will remain a shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, a position he has held since 2007.

Dr. Rudolf Colm (59), who has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2004 and will remain responsible for the Consumer Goods and Building Technology business sector, for the Western Europe, Middle Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, and for the corporate sector Purchasing and Logistics until December 31, 2012, will be retiring at the end of the year.

Responsibility for consumer goods and the Western Europe, Middle Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions will then pass to Uwe Raschke (54), in addition to his responsibility for Asia Pacific. Raschke has been a management board member since 2008. He was previously president of the Power Tools division, a position he took up in 2003.

Responsibility for the corporate sector Purchasing and Logistics will pass from Dr. Rudolf Colm to Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (56), the Bosch board of management member responsible for business administration, finance and financial statements, planning and controlling, and, effective July 1, 2012, information technology.

Effective January 1, 2013, responsibility for Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Immenstaad, Germany, and Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH, Waiblingen (Germany) and Palo Alto (CA/USA), will also change hands. As of that date, Dr. Volkmar Denner (55), who becomes chairman of the Bosch board of management in July 2012, will assume responsibility for these companies. At the same time, he will hand over responsibility for user experience to Uwe Raschke, who will continue to drive forward work in this area.

The shareholders and the supervisory board paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of Dr. Siegfried Dais and Dr. Rudolf Colm, thanking them for their decades of tireless dedication, the final years of which were spent on the board of management. They wished Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, Dr. Volkmar Denner, Dr. Stefan Hartung, and Uwe Raschke every success in their new positions.

Links to CVs and photographs of the board of management members:
Dr. Volkmar Denner
Dr. Siegfried Dais
Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer
Dr. Rudolf Colm
Dr. Stefan Hartung
Uwe Raschke

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7798 - June 29, 2012

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