Continental has appointed Gilles Mabire as Main Technological know-how Officer (CTO) of the Automotive Technologies team sector. Now liable for the Industrial Cars and Solutions organization device at Continental, he will believe the new function newest by January 1, 2022, succeeding Dr. Dirk Abendroth, who is leaving the enterprise at his personal request at the stop of June 2021. Till Mabire usually takes up his submit, Michael Hülsewies (48), head of Architecture and Program, will briefly take about the management of the CTO firm. By the time Gilles Mabire assumes his new purpose, he will have finished critical projects within just the scope of the transformation procedure which he initiated in the Industrial Cars and Providers small business unit as properly as Wise Mobility.
“We are on the lookout forward to operating with Gilles Mabire on the Automotive Board and to the joint and constant implementation of our general automotive method, with 6 obviously defined strategic motion fields. With the ongoing technological transformation, the CTO business below Gilles Mabire will play a central part in integrating and more developing these strategic action fields and to produce worth-creating, scalable answers for our clients. In the end, the automotive industry necessitates excellence in technologies enhancement to guarantee even safer, cleaner, linked and snug mobility from us,” said Setzer.
“In addition to his technological experience, specially in the parts of digital car or truck architecture and software, Gilles Mabire brings with him a wide and extraordinary understanding of shoppers. It is this particular interface amongst prospects and technological innovation, blended with his expertise of organization unit administration that will make him so useful to Continental in his new part. I am also incredibly grateful that Michael Hülsewies will supply support in the course of the changeover interval with his push, abilities and enthusiasm. In him, we have an expert at Continental who is enjoying a important function in shaping and advancing the transformation of application and information-pushed auto architectures as nicely as cross-area system strategies,” added Setzer.
In his new position, Mabire will act as a central stage of speak to for clients and organization companions for technological know-how and innovation troubles relating to the automotive organization and at the exact time will be a member of the Automotive Systems Board. In this functionality, he will report to Nikolai Setzer as Chairman of the Automotive Technologies Board.
Other jobs of the CTO business, comprising a full of 17,000 engineers all over the world, consist of the even further improvement of processes, techniques and applications in investigate and improvement with a focus on embedded program, and the improvement of superior-efficiency computers as an vital ingredient of foreseeable future motor vehicle architectures.
Gilles Mabire has 25 many years of working experience in the automotive market in a variety of capabilities. In addition to his work as a key account and task supervisor, the electronics and mechatronics graduate led the infotainment and connectivity company for European automobile brands in 2013 right before assuming responsibility for the total Continental automotive company in France in 2017. Due to the fact 2019, Mabire has been responsible for the worldwide company of Continental’s Commercial Autos and Providers small business unit. His tasks in this article incorporate the progress of the strategic action field of Clever Mobility and the expansion of the services business in Automotive Systems. As well as his a lot of many years of practical experience in world wide organization with passenger car or truck suppliers, he delivers supplemental impulses for the strategically critical business vehicle shoppers and fleet small business.