Porth, Wilfried
Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations & Mercedes-Benz Vans
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG
Wilfried Porth has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since April 8, 2009, and is responsible for Human Resources. He is also Director of Labor Relations of the company. In addition, he is responsible for IT, for Procurement of Non-Production Materials and Services as well as the business unit Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Wilfried Porth was born in Baden-Baden on February 2, 1959. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1981 to 1985 and graduated as an engineer. He joined the department Central Production Engineering as a Planning Engineer of the then Daimler-Benz AG in 1985.
Previous positions in the company:
  • Member of the Board of Directors, EADS N.V., 05/2009 – 03/2013
  • Executive Vice President, MB Van, 2006
  • Executive Vice President, CEO Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MFTBC) Japan, 2003 *
  • Vice President, Executive Management Development, DCAG Headquarters, 2000
  • Management Board Member Manufacturing, MB South Africa, 1997
  • Head of Bus Production, MB do Brasil, 1994
  • Corporate Secretary, MBAG Headquarters, 1992
  • Head of Office of the Chairman of the BoM MBAG, MBAG Headquarters, 1991
  • Senior Manager, Special Projects MB Passenger Cars/Sales Planning, MBAG Headquarters, 1990
  • Manager, Production Engineering, DBAG Headquarters, 1988
  • Planning Engineer, Central Production Engineering, DBAG Headquarters, 1985
* Daimler-external at the beginning of his activities
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