Effective September 1, 2010, Friedhelm Pickhard has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH. His last position was Managing Director of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. in Bangalore, India.

09/17/2010

Change in ETAS Management

Effective September 1, 2010, Friedhelm Pickhard has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH. His last position was Managing Director of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. in Bangalore, India.

Mr. Pickhard earned his degree as graduate engineer in electrical engineering and in communication engineering at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Paderborn, Germany. In 1989 he joined Robert Bosch GmbH and worked for Bosch Telecom (Teldix) before changing to Bosch/Blaupunkt in 1993. At Bosch/Blaupunkt he held various executive positions in the Driver Information Systems Division, including several years as Research and Development Director in Penang, Malaysia, before becoming Managing Director of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions in Bangalore in 2006.
The previous Chairman of the ETAS GmbH Board of Management, Dr. Matthias Klauda, took over the management of the Corporate Department Automotive Systems Integration within Robert Bosch GmbH, as of September 1.

Together with Stefan Duss and Uwe Hillmann, Friedhelm Pickhard constitutes the management of ETAS GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart, ETAS employs almost 700 employees all over the world and provides, as partner of the automotive industry, solutions for the development and service of automotive electronic control units (ECUs). ETAS has locations in France, UK, Sweden, Italy, the Russian Federation, USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, and India.