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Berthold Puchta is to become the new head of "Global Automotive" at ESG

Berthold Puchta will assume responsibility for the global automotive business of ESG on 1 March 2015.


As of 1 March 2015, Berthold Puchta will be assuming responsibility for the global automotive business of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH. His new area of responsibility as Executive Vice President of the Automotive Division of ESG includes the management of the Automotive Division in Germany as well as the role as a Member of the Board for the Automotive Division subsidiaries ESG Automotive Inc. in the United States, and ESG Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd. in China.

With the appointment of Mr Puchta, ESG was able to gain an experienced and internationally recognised charismatic leader from the automotive sector: Prior to joining ESG, he was General Manager Global Automotive, Industrial & Chemical Industries at CSC Solutions GmbH, where he was responsible for the worldwide optimisation of value chains (vertical manufacturing) for CSC's automotive customers, among others. Further career moves involved professional positions with an automotive OEM, as well as leadership positions with an internationally operating technology and consultancy company.

The Chairman of the Board of ESG, Kai Horten, was highly satisfied with the successful commitment of Berthold Puchta: "I am convinced that in Berthold Puchta we have found exactly the right manager due to his extensive expertise and far-reaching international network in the automotive sector as well as his proven entrepreneurial spirit. Together with Mr Puchta we will further expand our position as the reliable innovation and technology partner and engineering service provider to the leading OEMs in Germany, the USA, and in Asia, and thus progress successfully on our path towards growth.

Kai Horten will continue to simultaneously manage the Automotive Division until Mr Puchta assumes his position at ESG on 1 March 2015.

For five decades, ESG has been one of the leading German companies for the development, integration, and operation of complex, often safety-related electronics and IT systems. For more than 20 years ESG has been a reliable engineering partner to automotive manufacturers and suppliers. ESG is developing pioneering solutions for the mobility of the future in its competence clusters comprising ADAS & embedded software, HMI & infotainment, connected car, test & integration, diagnostics, process management, training & learning solutions, and eMobility.

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