Gunnar Herrmann, Chairman of the Management Board at Ford-Werke GmbH, has joined the Managing Board of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). At the Managing Board’s meeting in Berlin on January 25, 2017, Gunnar Herrmann was elected to succeed Bernhard Mattes. Mattes gave up his post as Chairman at Ford-Werke GmbH on January 1, 2017, and took up a seat on the Supervisory Board at Ford-Werke GmbH.
Mattes had been a member of the VDA’s Managing Board since 2002, and was VDA Vice-president from 2002 to 2004. VDA President Matthias Wissmann paid tribute to Bernhard Mattes’ work and thanked him for his great commitment.