Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, has appointed Rüdiger Hiemenz as executive director engineering – Europe and South America division. He joins the company with over 20 years of experience in global project and R&D management at OEMs and suppliers including Opel, Mando, GKN and multiple others.

Hiemenz will be responsible for engineering across all product lines in Nexteer Europe and Brazil, at facilities including the newly created European Technical Center in Poland, as well as the European and Brazilian Customer Service Centers. His activities will encompass all engineering phases, spanning R&D, new business pursuit, application, and production support at Nexteer.