Supervisory Board Appoints Silke Maurer as Chief Operating Officer of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Munich, February 26, 2019 (BSH) – Silke Maurer will join the Board of Management at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH as of March 01, 2019. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), she will be responsible for the areas of Manufacturing, Development and Innovation as well as for Corporate Technology and Global Supply Chain Management.
“I am delighted that we have found a highly qualified candidate in the ranks of BSH with Silke Maurer and will now have her fill the position of COO”, says Uwe Raschke, Member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH.
Maurer joined BSH Hausgeräte GmbH in late 2016 as Head of Quality Management and subsequently took over as Head of Corporate Technology. In this position, her responsibilities included the strategic planning for Product Development, Manufacturing Technologies and Quality Management. At the end of 2018, her area of responsibility was expanded to include the central area of Corporate Innovation.
The 46-year-old succeeds Michael Schöllhorn, who left the company at the end of January.
Silke Maurer studied Mechanical Engineering, Research and Development at the Technical University in Munich. After receiving her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, she worked in various management positions in the automotive industry in Germany, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Italy.
“We are very pleased that we can fill the position of the COO internally with Silke Maurer”, says Karsten Ottenberg, Chairman of the Board of Management at BSH. “Silke has achieved a great deal in various functions since she joined BSH over two years ago. She has not only shown that she can inspire her employees, but is a win for all of us with her high level of expertise and experience. We in the Board of Management are very much looking forward to working with her.”
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BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, with 2018 sales revenues of some EUR 13.4 billion and about 61,000 employees, is a global leader in the home appliance industry. The company’s brand portfolio includes 13 well-known appliance brands like Bosch and Siemens as well as the ecosystem brand Home Connect and service brands like Kitchen Stories. BSH produces at roughly 40 factories, and is represented by about 80 companies in some 50 countries. BSH is a Bosch Group company.
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