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Personnel change at Bosch Power Tools: Bernd Müller appointed Western European Sales Director Christian Thess will become Sales Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria

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  • April 30, 2015
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Leinfelden – Personel change in Sales at the Bosch Power Tools Division: Bernd Müller (49) is appointed to the newly created position of Western European Sales Director. From May 1, 2015, he will be succeeded by Christian Thess (37) as Sales Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Bernd Müller studied engineering management in Esslingen and started his professional career in sales in the consumer goods industry. He joined the Bosch Group in 1995. He has held various sales and marketing positions in the Bosch Power Tools Division, including Director of Product and Brand Management for the DIY Tools Division. In 2007 Müller moved to the United Kingdom, where he became Director of Global Marketing for Garden Tools. Since August 2011, he has held the position of Sales Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria in the Power Tools Division.

Christian Thess started his career at Bosch in 2001 as a corporate strategist. He subsequently assumed executive responsibilities in Product Planning and in Strategic Marketing. In 2011 Thess joined the Power Tools Division. He has held various management positions in sales, most recently as Sales Director for Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

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.”

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

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