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NEW COO APPOINTED FOR ROLLS-ROYCE POWER SYSTEMS

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems, which includes the MTU and Bergen Engines brands, is expanding its Management Board, with the Supervisory Board appointing Otto Preiss as Chief Operating Officer (COO), as from 1st May.

With over 30 years’ experience at power and automation specialist ABB, Preiss has accumulated wide-ranging experience in various leadership positions. Most recently he was Group SVP, acting in the role of COO Digital, and prior to that headed up ABB's global Motors and Generators division. Other global ABB businesses for which Preiss has assumed responsibility include corporate R&D into Power Technologies and the Swiss Corporate Research Center.

“The new corporate position we have created will enable us to drive the transformation of our business in an even more focused way,” said Axel Arendt, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “With his electrical engineering and IT expertise, and as a highly experienced international executive, Otto Preiss is ideally equipped for the task.”

Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “I'm delighted to have Otto Preiss on board, from whose expert support we will benefit greatly as we press on with implementing our strategy and mastering the challenges that lie ahead.”

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