27.10.2006 Automobili Lamborghini enhances management team with strategic appointments

Automobili Lamborghini announced this morning that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of four new directors, joining President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann (42). Maurizio Reggiani (47) has been appointed as the new director of Research and Development from his previous position within the company where he was responsible for Lamborghini powertrains. Born in Mirandola (Modena) on 8 February 1959, Reggiani is a certified mechanical engineer.

Umberto Tossini (39) is the new director of Human Resources and Organisation. Born in Avellino on 9 October 1967, he comes to the position from Vodafone, where he was director of Industrial Relations. A graduate in law, his former roles have included a number of positions in Fiat Auto, the most recent as director of Human Resources for Fiat Auto Suisse. Ingo Budde (39) is the new Quality Director. An engineering graduate, he joins Lamborghini from the equivalent division within Audi AG. He was born in Bonn, Germany, on 3 February 1967.


Automobili Lamborghini has strengthened its management team with the appointment of four new directors, joining President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. Above: The Lamborghini Gallardo Nera on the occasion of its world debut, at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile last month.

Stephan Winkelmann

Automobili Lamborghini President Stephan Winkelmann (centre) and the revised management team with the Gallardo Nera and Murciélago Versace.

Johannes Schmitz-Valckenberg (40), the new Purchasing director, also comes from Audi. Born in Bochum, Germany, on 22 October 1966 and a graduate in engineering, he comes from the equivalent division at the Ingolstadt based manufacturer.

Reggiani, Tossini, Budde and Schmitz-Valckenberg take their places on the managerial board of Automobili Lamborghini alongside, in addition to Winkelmann, Salvatore Cieri (49) Finance; Klaus-Peter Koerner (47) Production; Ulrich Christian Leonhardt (37) Project Management; Dominik H. Hoberg (35) Corporate Image, Communication and Merchandising; and Manfred L. Fitzgerald (43) Brand & Design.

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