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February 27, 2019 / BSH Home Appliances Corporation North America

Supervisory Board Appoints Silke Maurer as Chief Operating Officer of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Irvine, Calif. -- 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.

Maurer 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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About BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, with revenue of some EUR 13.8 billion in 2017 and more than 61,800 employees, is a global leader in the home appliance sector. BSH manufactures its products at around 40 factories and is represented by nearly 80 companies in approximately 50 countries.

BSH is a Bosch Group company.

About BSH Home Appliances Corporation

BSH Home Appliances Corporation manufactures and markets small and major home appliances that are known across North America for their high-quality and superior innovation. BSH sells its Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch branded products throughout North America, through distributors, independent appliance dealers, national and regional retailers, builders and large buying groups. BSH Home Appliances Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BSH Home Appliances Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. Manufacturing facilities are located in New Bern, North Carolina, and La Follette, Tennessee. BSH Technology and Development Centers are located in Knoxville and Caryville, Tennessee and New Bern, North Carolina.

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Julia Henry
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Head of Corporate Press, Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)89 4590-5814

Lore McKenna
BSH Home Appliances Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: 949-724-3574

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About BSH:

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is a globally leading company in the home appliance sector with revenue of approximately € 13.1 billion in 2016 and more than 58,000 employees. BSH manufactures its products at around 40 factories and is represented by over 80 companies in approximately 50 countries.

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