Airbus: Günter Butschek nominated as new Head of Operations
Günter Butschek has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) Operations and will take up this position on 1st March 2011. He will become a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and replaces Gerald Weber. Butschek will also become Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus in Germany (Airbus Operations GmbH).
Günter Butschek is coming from Daimler AG, where he gained more than 25 years of experience in international automotive production, industrialization and procurement. He is currently President and CEO of Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Bejing Automotive Industrial Holding in Bejing, China.
Günter Butschek began his professional career in 1984 at Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany, as Project Engineer Central Material Management. After several positions in logistics, human resources and procurement functions at the Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars division, Butschek became a member of the management board of DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) with full operational responsibility in 2000.