Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that Johann Wolf has been appointed as director of manufacturing, effective from 1 November 2018.
Wolf will be based at the company’s head office and manufacturing plant at the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex.
Wolf is an experienced production expert, having spent over 40 years with the BMW Group in senior roles across the automotive manufacturing spectrum. He has led teams in all aspects of production and he brings with him an intimate knowledge of the manufacturing process. In his current role, which he has held since 2013, Wolf is responsible for integrating all new products into the largest BMW Group manufacturing plant in Europe at Dingolfing.
In addition to his broad production experience, Wolf is a specialist in small volume manufacturing, including the development of prototype parts, bespoke production and the handcraftsmanship of individual components.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce that Johann Wolf has been appointed as director of manufacturing. His exceptional production and specialist small volume experience, with over 40 years at a senior level in the BMW Group, will be invaluable and he is warmly welcomed to the Rolls-Royce family.”
Wolf replaces Frank Ludwig, who will take up the position of director of painted body at BMW Group Plant Regensburg from 1 December 2018.