One of the first associates hired at Plant Spartanburg is now its vice president of assembly.
Sherry McCraw was one of five new management appointments made at BMW Manufacturing Co., according to a news release. She has been vice president of finance and compliance since 2013 and joined BMW Manufacturing in 1993.
She replaces Dirk Hilgenberg who has become the head of production system, technical planning, tool shop and plant construction for BMW’s main plant in Munich.
Stefan Diregger will replace McCraw as vice president of finance and compliance. Most recently, Diregger was general manager for plant finance at Plant Rosslyn in South Africa. He has also been the general manager for logistics and powertrain for the BMW Group.
Andreas Guecker will become the vice president of integration product projects for BMW Manufacturing after serving as vice president of total vehicle, quality manager and plant projects. Guecker has worked with the BMW Group since 1999.
Guecker is replaced with Siegfried Mueller. Mueller has worked with the BMW Group for more than 20 years and has assisted in the development and launch of the X1, X5, X5 plug-in hybrid and X6.
After the departure of Franz Linner, BMW Manufacturing vice president of purchasing and supplier network, the company appointed Murat Aksel to the position. Aksel has been head of processed chain chassis and driving dynamics since 2015 and started with the BMW Group in 2009 in purchasing.
Linner was recently appointed vice president for supplier support NAFTA for the BMW Group.