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Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer (b. 1953) studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, where he received his doctoral degree on the subject of internal combustion engines.
After six years of research at the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines in Stuttgart, he began his professional career at Porsche in 1984, where he assumed various project management and leadership responsibilities for engine and vehicle development. In his last position, he was in charge of project management and vehicle development and acted as deputy to the Member of the Management Board for Development.
In 2001, Prof. Gutzmer joined the Schaeffler Group as Member of the Management Board for Technical Product Development. From 2002 to 2006, he also acted as Chairman of the Management Board of LuK in Bühl. From 2009 to 2011 once again assumed further responsibilities as Head of the Engine Systems Business Unit in Continental’s Powertrain Division. He restructured this unit and initiated various joint strategic projects between Schaeffler and Continental. When the company’s legal entity changed to Schaeffler AG in 2011, he became Chief Technology Officer and, in December 2013, he was appointed as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG. In June 2014, Prof. Gutzmer was appointed Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG.
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