BMW Announces Leadership Change at its South Carolina Plant

July 5, 2013

Josef Kerscher, who since 2007 has been President of BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will assume new responsibilities as Managing Director of BMW Plant Dingolfing in Bavaria, Germany. Taking over from Kerscher at Spartanburg will be Manfred Erlacher, currently Managing Director of BMW Plant Leipzig in Saxony, Germany. The handover takes place November 1, 2013.

Under Kerscher’s leadership, the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina nearly tripled production, going from 105,000 vehicles in 2006 to more than 301,000 vehicles in 2012. During the same period, the Spartanburg plant became the largest exporter of cars from the United States. Additionally, the Spartanburg plant achieved significant milestones in sustainability, reducing energy and water consumption per vehicle manufactured by nearly 50% and plant waste by 84%.

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