Porsche Engineering in Weissach,
near Stuttgart, Germany
1972 the Porsche Engineering Center in Weissach employees
more than 2.100 people. Weissach does not only design and
engineer Porsches vehicles, but also provides services to
a wide range of external customers. Among its customers
you can find other key automotive companies,
Porsche - Horst Marchart hands
over the Development Center in Weissach to Wolfgang Dürheimer
Stuttgart, Germany - After over 40 years in the service
of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart,Horst Marchart has decided to retire on March 31, 2001.
As the Executive
Board Member for Research and Development, he had a major influence
on the successful Porsche sports car product range and thus
on the company's financial turnaround after difficult crisis
years. It was under his responsibility that the 993 and 996
versions of the 911 models, and also the Boxster, made their
way from the drawing board to the road.
Marchart's youngest "prodigy", the near-series high-performance
Carrera GT sports car study, created much excitement in international
circles only a few weeks ago at the Paris Motor Show. Born in Vienna
and the father of four grown-up children, Horst Marchart will celebrate
his 62nd birthday on 28th March 2001.
At its meeting
on January 18th 2001 the Supervisory Board will propose Wolfgang
Dürheimer, who is currently 911 model line executive manager,
as Horst Marchart's successor.
Photo: Porsche AG
Dürheimer has been at Porsche AG since January 1999.
Previously, he was a member of general management at the motorcycle
division of BMW AG with responsibility for the research and development
department and project management. Dürheimer was born on 20th June 1958
in Martinszell in the Upper Allgäu region of Germany. He is married
and the father of two children.