Germany - The board of management of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG,
Stuttgart, has chosen a Saxon: Siegfried Bülow (48), until now
responsible for the production of the Lupo as manager of small car
production at Volkswagen AG, took over the management of the future
Porsche factory in Leipzig on 1st August this year. As the managing
director of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Porsche AG, Mr. Bülow,
a native of Chemnitz, is not only responsible for the production of the
"Cayenne" but at the same time also for the Customer Centre
and the running-in and test track. The "Cayenne", the third
German sports car from Porsche, is to be launched on the market
world-wide in 2002. The capacity of the production site in Leipzig has
now been increased from 20,000 to 25,000 units due to the positive
response from Porsche dealers and potential customers.
a trained toolmaker and chartered engineer, Mr. Bülow began his
professional career in 1968 at the Barkas plants in Chemnitz, formerly
known as Karl-Marx-Stadt. After holding various posts in production
steering and controlling, Mr. Bülow was appointed production manager in
1988 and one year later he became plant manager. After re-unification,
he became the manager of the re-named Barkas GmbH, Chemnitz, and played
a crucial role with other colleagues in the develop-ment of the
company's engine production.
July 1991, Mr. Bülow moved to Motorenwerk Chemnitz GmbH as managing
director. Due to a joint venture, he completed a move to Volkswagen
Sachsen GmbH in Mosel in April 1992, where he was responsible for engine
production. In November of the same year, he took over the paint shop in
the main VW plant in Wolfsburg as central department manager. In
December 1994, he was appointed manager of VW vehicle program planning.
Since November 1997 he has been responsible for the production of the
Lupo model range.
(August 3, 2000)