Jochen Götz is the new Head of Finance & Controlling at Daimler Trucks & Buses as of March 1, 2015. He assumes overall responsibility for all finance and controlling functions at Daimler Trucks & Buses worldwide. At the same time, Jochen Götz will become a member of the divisional board of Daimler Trucks & Buses and succeeds to Matthias Gründler, who is leaving the company of his own accord.
“With Jochen Götz, an internationally experienced executive and proven expert is taking over as the head of this globally active department. In previous positions, Jochen Götz has shown that he is very well acquainted with the company’s finance and controlling processes especially in the truck business”, stated Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Finance & Controlling and the Daimler Financial Services division. “This shows that Daimler has a pool of outstanding executives who are able to take responsibility quickly. We thank Matthias Gründler for his good work and wish him all the best for his personal future.”
About Jochen Götz
Jochen Götz (44) has been at Daimler AG for more than 25 years. He has profound experience in the truck business as well as in the area of finance and brings more than ten years of management experience in Germany and abroad for his new task. During his time at the Truck Group, he held leading positions at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Powertrain, and at Daimler Trucks North America. Most recently, he was in charge of Planning and Reporting Mercedes-Benz Cars and the Daimler Group.
Daimler at a Glance
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today:The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa.
Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel and car2go. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2014, the Group sold more than 2.5 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 279,972 people; revenue totaled €129.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.