Georg Weiberg, who has had a big impact on Daimler Trucks' development unit over the past seven years, including rolling out the latest engine platforms, is retiring from Daimler. Effective August 1, 2013, Sven Ennerst will take on global responsibility for the development department at Daimler Trucks as his replacement.
The development departments of Trucks NAFTA, Trucks Asia, and Trucks Europe were closely integrated under Weiberg's management. Daimler says he had major responsibility for the renewal of the entire Daimler Trucks model portfolio in NAFTA, Europe, and Asia, and for the introduction of the new engine platforms at Daimler Trucks.
In addition, as a member of the Supervisory Board he helped to launch BharatBenz, the youngest Daimler Truck brand. As a result of the founding of the global hybrid center at the Fuso facility in Japan, Weiberg was responsible not only for conventional but also for alternative drive technologies.
“Thanks to his great technological expertise, extensive range of personal contacts throughout the world, and outstanding knowledge of different cultures, it was possible to closely integrate the global development department under his leadership," says Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.
Sven Ennerst will be the new Head of Truck Product Engineering at Daimler Trucks. He started his career at Daimler in 1991, initially working as a planning engineer in the truck assembly plant in Wörth. Ennerst subsequently helped to internationalize the Daimler Group in different functions. In 2004 he became Director of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel. Since 2006 he has headed the Strategic Future Truck Program at Daimler Trucks.