Porsche engineer Frech named engineering chief at Bentley

2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Bentley Motors announced today that Porsche executive Rolf Frech has been named the brand’s new head of engineering. Frech, 53, succeeds Ulrich Eichhorn, who will become managing director of the VDA, which is the auto industry association in Germany.

Frech currently heads Porsche’s complete vehicle engineering and quality and will start his new post on Nov.1. Michael Steiner, 47, will fill Frech’s role at Porsche.

Frech, who joined Porsche in 1983, played a key part in the expansion of the brand’s model range – including the Cayenne and Panamera.

Steiner ‘largely responsible’ for the success of the Panamaera. He joined Porsche in 2002 as head of innovation and concepts before he took over responsibility for the Panamera in 2005.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News