German national, born in 1959
Rainer Schmückle has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011. His current term expires in 2021, and he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
From 2011 to 2014, Rainer Schmückle was COO and President Seating Components of Johnson Controls’ Automotive Experience business. From 2010 to 2011, Rainer Schmückle was operating partner of Advent International and from 2005 to 2010, COO of Mercedes Car Group. Before that, he served as President and CEO of Freightliner LLC from 2001 to 2005. From 1998 to 2000, Rainer Schmückle first served as CFO, and then as CEO of Adtranz LLC. Prior to that, he served in various positions at the Daimler Group from 1984 to 1997, including CFO and Senior Vice President IT of Freightliner LLC. Rainer Schmückle holds a degree in industrial engineering (Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Rainer Schmückle is a member of the Board of Directors of DOMETIC AB, Chairman of the Board of Directors of STIGA (C), member of the Board of Directors of STIGA SpA, member of the Board of Directors of Canoo Inc., member of the Board of Directors of ACPS Automotive Group as well as of a privately held company.