Thomas Gottschild (47) takes over the role of Managing Director of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Executive Group Director Improvement. He will also be a member of the MBDA Executive Committee. The appointment is effective immediately.
Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Thomas Gottschild within MBDA. Thomas joins MBDA from Airbus Defence and Space, where he has held a number of leadership positions in a variety of domains, including engineering, programs, commercial, business development, strategy, and most recently as Corporate Secretary. I’m sure that Thomas will be an asset for MBDA and decisively contribute to the success of the Company”.
“I am looking forward to this new task. I have followed the development of MBDA Deutschland with great interest. MBDA Deutschland has an outstanding team of employees with huge and long standing experience. It is my main task as Managing Director to boost the implementation of TLVS/MEADS and to meet the challenges ahead together with the MBDA-Team”, said Thomas Gottschild, Managing Director of MBDA Deutschland.
MBDA Deutschland is a leader in the development and production of air defense and guided missile systems for the German Army, Navy and Air Force. The company possesses production and management experience from over 50 years of industrial participation in national and international air defense and guided missile programs. These include the ground-based MEADS tactical air defense system as well as Patriot, the Rolling Air Frame Missile (RAM) and Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) for naval deployment, the Meteor and TAURUS missiles, developed in European cooperation, for airborne forces, and the MILAN and the PARS 3 LR helicopter armament for ground forces.
MBDA Deutschland is a part of the European MBDA group. The company operates sites in Schrobenhausen, Ulm and Aschau am Inn. MBDA is a joint undertaking of the Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Leonardo - Finmeccanica (25%).