Continental has appointed Gilles Mabire as Chief Technologies Officer (CTO) of the Automotive Systems team sector. At the moment accountable for the Professional Autos and Companies company device at Continental, he will presume the new purpose hottest by January 1, 2022, succeeding Dr. Dirk Abendroth, who is leaving the enterprise at his possess ask for at the end of June 2021. Till Mabire can take up his put up, Michael Hülsewies (48), head of Architecture and Software, will briefly just take in excess of the management of the CTO business. By the time Gilles Mabire assumes his new position, he will have concluded essential assignments within just the scope of the transformation course of action which he initiated in the Commercial Vehicles and Solutions company unit as effectively as Intelligent Mobility.
“We are wanting forward to operating with Gilles Mabire on the Automotive Board and to the joint and regular implementation of our over-all automotive tactic, with six clearly outlined strategic action fields. With the ongoing technological transformation, the CTO firm less than Gilles Mabire will enjoy a central job in integrating and additional establishing these strategic action fields and to deliver value-producing, scalable remedies for our clients. Finally, the automotive business demands excellence in engineering development to ensure even safer, cleaner, linked and cozy mobility from us,” said Setzer.
“In addition to his technological expertise, notably in the places of electronic car or truck architecture and application, Gilles Mabire delivers with him a wide and excellent understanding of consumers. It is this distinctive interface in between consumers and technological know-how, mixed with his practical experience of organization unit management that will make him so important to Continental in his new function. I am also very grateful that Michael Hülsewies will offer assistance through the transition time period with his push, expertise and enthusiasm. In him, we have an specialist at Continental who is playing a key function in shaping and advancing the transformation of application and info-pushed automobile architectures as effectively as cross-domain system strategies,” added Setzer.
In his new posture, Mabire will act as a central position of make contact with for buyers and small business associates for technological innovation and innovation concerns relating to the automotive enterprise and at the same time will be a member of the Automotive Systems Board. In this function, he will report to Nikolai Setzer as Chairman of the Automotive Technologies Board.
Other tasks of the CTO organization, comprising a overall of 17,000 engineers all over the world, include the even further enhancement of processes, strategies and equipment in exploration and improvement with a aim on embedded computer software, and the improvement of high-efficiency pcs as an essential ingredient of future auto architectures.
Gilles Mabire has 25 several years of working experience in the automotive market in different features. In addition to his get the job done as a vital account and project supervisor, the electronics and mechatronics graduate led the infotainment and connectivity business for European auto makers in 2013 prior to assuming accountability for the total Continental automotive enterprise in France in 2017. Due to the fact 2019, Mabire has been responsible for the international enterprise of Continental’s Professional Automobiles and Products and services business unit. His duties right here contain the progress of the strategic motion industry of Smart Mobility and the growth of the assistance small business in just Automotive Technologies. As very well as his several yrs of knowledge in world wide small business with passenger vehicle companies, he gives more impulses for the strategically important professional vehicle clients and fleet enterprise.