Andreas Schell named CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems
Mr. Schell has a wealth of international leadership expertise, running large complex organisations involved in high-technology engineering across a number of sectors including aerospace and automotive in Germany, the UK and U.S.
He has experience in operational transformation programmes, strategy and the development of new business models, products and markets.
Mr. Schell joins Rolls-Royce from UTC Aerospace Systems. He is currently Vice President, Digital Strategy, for UTC Aerospace Systems with responsibility for creating new digital tools and services.
Mr. Schell joined UTC in 2009 as Vice President, Engineering, for Aerospace Power Systems, before being appointed as President, Electric Systems and then President, Actuation & Propeller Systems.
Previously he worked at Chrysler, where he held a number of positions including Vice President, Electrical and Electronics Core Engineering and was responsible for developing and releasing electric systems for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge product lines.
He was also responsible for hybrid development, fuel cell systems and advanced vehicle engineering at DaimlerChrysler. He began his career as a development engineer at Daimler-Benz in 1996.
Mr. Schell has an MBA from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems engineering, from Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany.
He is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
He will join Rolls-Royce later this year and take up his new position from 1 January 2017, succeeding Dr. Ulrich Dohle who is retiring. ■