The shareholders and supervisory board expressed their thanks to Struth for his many years of good service with Robert Bosch GmbH. In the course of his Bosch career, Struth was president of the Chassis Systems Control division (2005 to 2012) and a member of the executive management of the Diesel Systems division (2002 to 2005). Before that, Struth also worked for several years at Bosch Braking Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan.
“With his profound expertise and his down-to-earth, persuasive manner, Werner Struth earned himself respect within and beyond the company – among associates, customers, and business partners,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. “He is not only an expert in his field, but was also always someone who made the company values his own, in everything he did.”
“Over the course of his successful career in many Bosch units, Werner Struth took on responsibility and inspired many strategic initiatives. The supervisory board and the shareholders owe him a debt of thanks,” adds Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the supervisory board at Robert Bosch GmbH. “As a manufacturing expert, for example, he championed Industry 4.0. During his time as a board of management member, Bosch has taken great strides toward becoming a leading Industry 4.0 provider and user.”
Struth’s areas of responsibility will be reassigned as follows: Dr. Stefan Hartung will assume responsibility for the Industrial Technology business sector and for manufacturing coordination. Dr. Markus Heyn will be responsible for the Americas, and Christoph Kübel will take on responsibility for occupational health and safety and environmental protection.