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New spokespeople in Bosch press department

  • Christian Hoenicke and Sven Kahn appointed as spokespeople for Bosch
  • Dirk Haushalter moves to Packaging Technology division
  • Melita Delic and René Ziegler now responsible for corporate and business topics
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  • September 26, 2012
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Stuttgart – Various new appointments in Corporate Communications at Bosch, a global supplier of technology and services, will ensure the department continues to meet the demands of international media work. Christian Hoenicke (40) takes up his post as spokesperson for electronics and energy topics on October 1, 2012. Sven Kahn (36) became spokesperson for human resources topics for the Bosch Group on September 1, 2012, replacing Dirk Haushalter (37), who moved to the Packaging Technology division. Melita Delic (39) and René Ziegler (32) are moving within Bosch's Corporate Communications department to new positions: Ziegler will join the German press team on October 1, 2012 as spokesperson for corporate and business topics, areas for which Delic became spokesperson to the international media on July 1, 2012. The four corporate spokespeople report to Achim Schneider and Dr. Christoph Zemelka, who together run Media & Public Relations within Corporate Communications, Brand Management, and Sustainability, which has been led by Uta-Micaela Dürig since January 2004.

Spokesperson for electronics and energy topics: Christian Hoenicke
Christian Hoenicke will now lead press work with business and specialist media as spokesperson focusing on electronics and energy topics. He is moving to the Bosch Group from the semiconductor company Infineon Technologies, where as press spokesperson he was also responsible for business and technology topics. Besides his economics degree and his experience in various international PR agencies, he can draw on his many years of work for the technology group Siemens. Hoenicke is replacing Andreas Kempf, who is setting up his own independent PR consultancy through which he will continue to support Bosch.

Spokesperson for human resources and social benefits topics: Sven Kahn
Sven Kahn is the new spokesperson for human resources and social benefits, as well as being responsible for the media management of HR topics within the Bosch Group. Kahn, who holds a degree in business administration, joined Bosch from the communication consultancy Burson-Marsteller and has many years of experience in integrated media and communications work for international technology companies. He previously worked as a press spokesperson for IBM. Kahn is replacing Dirk Haushalter, who has moved to the Packaging Technology division.

Spokesperson for Packaging Technology: Dirk Haushalter
Dirk Haushalter is the new spokesperson for Packaging Technology, as well as heading up communications for the division. He took up this new position on June 15, 2012. Previously, from 2007, Haushalter successfully built up Bosch HR communications in Germany and abroad. Haushalter is responsible for the international planning, management and implementation of Bosch Packaging Technology’s internal and external communications activities, HR and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) communications, and social media.

Spokesperson for EMEA and correspondents: Melita Delic
On July 1, 2012 Melita Delic became Bosch Group spokesperson for international media in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. She is responsible for expanding international media work on corporate, economic, and financial topics as well as managing relationships with international correspondents in Germany. Delic is able to draw on many years of experience in various communications roles in Bosch Corporate Communications. She replaced Martina Horton, who retired.

Spokesperson for corporate and economic topics: René Ziegler
From October 1, 2012 René Ziegler will take over Melita Delic’s respon-sibilities within the press department as spokesperson for corporate and business topics. In this role, he will work with the German business media and will also manage the press department’s major events in the future. Ziegler is moving from his previous role at Bosch as manager for M&A communications, where he also carried out communications management for special projects. After studying political sciences, his Bosch career began at the Homburg location, where he was responsible for internal and external communications. Before moving to corporate headquarters, he managed an international communications project for the Diesel Systems division.

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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.

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