Rolls-Royce names veteran BMW exec as manufacturing boss

October 23, 2018 06:01 CET

Rolls-Royce CArs named Johann Wolf, a veteran BMW Group executive, as director of manufacturing, effective November 1.

Wolf succeeds Frank Ludwig, who takes charge of painted bodies at BMW’s plant in Regensburg, Germany.

Wolf began his career at BMW as an apprentice before going on to manage several BMW foundries as a master craftsman in foundry pattern making.

In addition to this, Wolf has specialized in small volume manufacturing that includes the development of prototype parts and bespoke production. This led to him working in BMW’s Formula 1 team on parts development and at BMW’s Motorsport unit and on the automaker’s personalization program.

Wolf has also specialized in modern technologies and materials, including the use of carbon fiber in BMW vehicles.

Since 2013, Wolf has been responsible for integrating new products into BMW’s biggest European plant in Dingolfing, Germany.

You can reach David Jolley at djolley@crain.com.

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