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16 March 2011 | Angeline Albert
Car manufacturer Porsche has created a
separate procurement department in response to purchasing’s growing
significance at the company.
The function previously sat within the finance and business department.
From 1 April, Uwe-Karsten Städter will be the company’s new board member in
charge of purchasing.
Matthias Müller, chairman of the board of management, said:
“Our purchasing volume is growing not only because of the current development
of the economy but above all because of ambitious corporate goals which Porsche
has defined for the forthcoming years.
“This means that procurement will clearly have a greater
weight in future. I am glad that we now have Uwe-Karsten Städter as a new
colleague on the board of management. He is a very experienced procurement
manager who has known the car industry for decades.”
Since 2007, Städter has been head of electrics/electronics
group procurement at Volkswagen,
a company he joined in 1974. He will move from the VW base in Wolfsburg to
Porsche in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany.
While with VW, Städter held
roles covering power train, metal and electrical system procurement, and
chemical products purchasing for the interior and exterior of the Seat brand.