A New Structure for Rheinmetall Defence
Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf (Germany) is reorganizing its Defence arm in response to planned expansion and the corporation’s increasingly international character.
Rheinmetall Defence, which has production plants and sales units in some 15 countries, generated global sales last year of over €2.1 billion.
In essence, the new management structure of Rheinmetall Defence will consist of 3 divisions: Combat Systems, Electronic Solutions, and Wheeled Vehicles, the latter equating to the joint venture company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV).
These 3 divisions, each headed by a member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence, will encompass the corporation’s previous 6 divisions as well as the wheeled vehicles joint venture, RMMV, partly recombined and structured into eleven business units.
Armin Papperger will represent the Combat Systems division on the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence, which he also chairs and represents on the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG. Representing the Electronic Solutions division on the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence will be Bodo Garbe, while Pietro Borgo, the new Managing Director of RMMV GmbH, will represent the Wheeled Vehicles division.