Mercedes-Benz Vans has appointed Dr Ulf Zillig as the Head of Development, effective July 1, 2018. He will succeed Prof Jörg Zürn, in charge of this function since November 2013, who will retire on June 30, 2018, after 34 years at Daimler. Currently, Dr Ulf is the overall strategic project manager for the global product project ‘New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter’.
“I would like to sincerely thank Jörg Zürn for his outstanding achievements as the Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Vans for several years. During this time, we completely renewed our product range and laid the foundation for the tremendous success of our Vans division all over the world. I would now like to wish Jörg Zürn all the best for this new phase of his life,” said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
A mechanical engineering expert, Dr Ulf Zillig joined Daimler in 1998 as a member of the International Management Associate Program. He has held senior management positions in development controlling and lifecycle management at Mercedes-Benz Vans. He was appointed Head of Strategy Development and Portfolio Management at Mercedes-Benz Vans in early 2011. Here he was in charge of the development of the ‘ Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global’ strategy. He was also responsible for developing the product concept for the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup. Since September 2013, Zillig has been the overall strategic project manager responsible for the global product project ‘New Sprinter’.