New Managing Director for Product and Value Creation Division

    Berlin, April 29, 2022

    From May 2022, Dr Marcus Bollig will lead the Product and Value Creation division of VDA – Dr Joachim Damasky is leaving the VDA after six years

    Dr Marcus Bollig will be the new Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) from May 1, 2022. Dr Bollig will be responsible for the product and value creation division. His future areas of focus include the drive technologies of the future, electromobility, networked and automated driving, as well as security and data. In addition, he is responsible for homologation, standardization, production and manufacturing processes.

    Dr Marcus Bollig has been working in the development division at BMW AG for over 20 years and has many years of extensive experience in all drive systems, efficiency and dynamics of vehicles, as well as electrified vehicle architectures. "In an increasingly international competition, it is important to combine our traditional strengths with strategic decisions for future topics," explains Bollig. "I am really looking forward to my new tasks, my future colleagues and working with the members."

    Dr Joachim Damasky, previous Managing Director for the product and value creation division, is leaving the VDA at his own request on June 30 after six years of service. "These were very exciting and intense years. I was very happy and passionate about this position and would like to thank all my colleagues for the very good cooperation. After six years in this position, I have decided that now is the perfect time to pursue new goals again. I will always remain closely connected to the VDA."

    „We respect the wish of Dr Damasky and wish him all the best for the future and his carreer. Over the past six years, he has always managed the product and value creation division very successfully with a high level of personal commitment. I would like to thank him warmly for his commitment and the good cooperation," explains VDA President Hildegard Müller.

    Müller continues: "With the replacement of the management of the product and value creation division by Dr Marcus Bollig, we will continue to strengthen our commitment to the transformation to climate-neutral mobility and comprehensive digitization. I am very much looking forward to the future cooperation."