Silke Maurer appointed as COO of BSH Hausgeräte

Silke Maurer is joining the Board of Management at BSH Hausgeräte today (1 March).

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), she will be responsible for the areas of Manufacturing, Development and Innovation as well as for Corporate Technology and Global Supply Chain Management.

“I am delighted that we have found a highly qualified candidate in the ranks of BSH with Silke Mauer and will now have her fill the position of COO,” said Uwe Raschke, Member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at BSH Hausgeräte.

Maurer joined BSH Hausgeräte in late 2016 as Head of Quality Management and subsequently took over as Head of Corporate Technology. In this position, her responsibilities included the strategic planning for Product Development, Manufacturing Technologies and Quality Management. At the end of last year, her area of responsibility was expanded to include the central area of Corporate Innovation.

The 46-year-old succeeds Michael Schöllhorn, who left the company at the end of January.

Ms Maurer studied Mechanical Engineering, Research and Development at the Technical University in Munich. After receiving her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, she worked in various management positions in the automotive industry in Germany, the UK, the US and Italy.

“We are very pleased that we can fill the position of the COO internally with Silke Maurer,” commented Karsten Ottenberg, Chairman of the Board of Management at BSH. “Silke has achieved a great deal in various functions since she joined BSH over two years ago. She has not only shown that she can inspire her employees, but is a win for all of us with her high level of expertise and experience. We in the Board of Management are very much looking forward to working with her.”