People: Volkswagen AG (VOWG.DE)
15 Aug 2014
Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann has been Member of the Management Board, China at Volkswagen AG since 2012. He has served on the Management Board since February 1, 2007 and has been responsible for Commercial Vehicles since October 1, 2010. From February 1, 2007 until October 1, 2010 he was also responsible for Group Production at the Company. In addition, Prof. Dr. Heizmann acts as Board Member of Lufthansa Technik AG. Until 1975 he studied Industrial Engineering at Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH) and was awarded his Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol) in 1980. Prof. Dr. Heizmann continued working at the Universitaet Karlsruhe, until early 1982, in the position of Senior Engineer with various lecturing posts and as Freelance Management Consultant. Prof. Dr. Heizmann entered the automotive industry in 1982 when he joined Audi NSU AUTO UNION AG in Ingolstadt where he was initially responsible for managing the Work Systems Department. Further managerial functions followed up until 1991: Prof. Dr. Heizmann managed the Main Department of Technological Development, for example, and later the Main Assembly Department (vehicle production). In October 1991 he moved to Volkswagen AG where he was initially in charge of Manufacturing Engineering Powertrain in Wolfsburg. In August 1993, he was appointed Head of Manufacturing Engineering for the Volkswagen brand. In this position Prof. Dr. Heizmann was responsible worldwide for the planning, production application preparation and start-up of production facilities for new vehicles and assemblies. Toolmaking and the construction of jigs and fixtures for Volkswagen Wolfsburg was also assigned to this area of responsibility. On January 1, 2000, Prof. Dr. Heizmann was appointed Technical Director and Management Spokesman of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH and Volkswagen Sachsen Immobilienverwaltung GmbH. Prof. Dr. Heizmann was responsible in this position for the vehicle plant in Mosel/Zwickau and the engine plant in Chemnitz.
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