Dr. Thomas Weber was born on May 26, 1954 in Scharnhausen near Stuttgart. Following the apprenticeship as a toolmaker at the then Daimler-Benz AG, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, with the emphasis on production engineering.
From 1980 to 1987, Weber was Scientific Associate at the University of Stuttgart and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation.
After attaining his doctorate degree in mechanical engineering in 1987, he returned to Daimler-Benz AG and assumed various managerial functions in the Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Divisions.
In 1994, he was appointed Project Manager for the planning and production of the new V-engine generation for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars at the Untertürkheim Plant and shortly afterwards assumed management of the new engine plant in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. In 1998, he was appointed as Head of the entire Mercedes Benz engine production in Stuttgart. From 1999, he was Head of the Rastatt passenger car plant. As of 2002, he additionally bore the function of spokesman for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class model series management.
On January 1, 2003, he was appointed Deputy Member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG; responsible for the Group’s Research and Technology Division. With effect from May 1, 2004, he has become a full Member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler. In addition to his previous function he has took over responsibility for the Development Department of the Mercedes Car Group.
Dr. Weber is married and has two children.