HANOVER, Germany (Sept. 2)—Karl-Thomas Neumann will join Continental A.G. Oct. 1 as head of Continental Automotive Systems division following his release by Volkswagen A.G.
Neumann, 43, most recently has been the head of VW's Electrics and Electronics unit. He succeeds Wolfgang Ziebart, who left Conti Aug. 31 to become CEO at Infineon A.G.
Neumann will head up a Continental group with sales of more than $5.3 billion and a work force of nearly 20,000.
Conti said Neumann's strong background in electronics, especially in the growing field of mechatronics, will play an important role for the challenge he faces at Continental Automotive Systems—the merging of active and passive safety components.