Dr. Christian Vollmer has been appointed as SEAT's new VicePresident for Production and Logistics with effect from July 1, 2018. Until now, Dr. Vollmer was the Technical Executive Vice-President of SAIC VOLKSWAGEN, the joint venture created in 1984 between SAIC Motor and Volkswagen Group.
The new Vice-President is taking over from Dr. Andreas Tostmann, who has been appointed as a new Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Production and Logistics.
Dr. Vollmer, who will report directly to SEAT President Luca de Meo, is responsible for leading the management of the brand's three production centres in Martorell, El Prat de Llobregat (SEAT Componentes) and Barcelona. In this period of digital transformation and commitment to Industry 4.0, he will also be in charge of further promoting strategies related to environmental sustainability and the challenges of future mobility.
Dr. Vollmer will lead SEAT's production in a period of digital transformation and commitment to Industry 4.0.
Dr. Christian Vollmer (48) has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and has been a part of the Volkswagen Group since 1999. He began his career at the Group's headquarters in Wolfsburg in Press Planning prior to becoming assistant to the Vice-Presidency. He then moved to Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2005 to head Production there. In 2010 he transferred to China as Executive Director of Production in Shanghai, where he was the Technical Executive VicePresident of SAIC VOLKSWAGEN since 2014.
SEAT President Luca de Meo welcomed the company's new Vice-President for Production and Logistics. "I am convinced that Dr. Vollmer's extensive experience will positively contribute to SEAT's globalisation stage. In addition, he will give an even further boost to the development of our production processes and that will enable us to keep making progress and evolving in such important areas as Industry 4.0, digitisation in the scope of Production and sustainability in SEAT's production plants".
Dr. Vollmer joins SEAT's production area in the year when the factory is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a balance of nearly 10 million vehicles produced.