July 27 2018  |  People

Recaro announces management changes

By Rachel Debling

René Dankwerth, Recaro's new General Manager as of October 1

This October, René Dankwerth will take on the role of General Manager at Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas, replacing Sunitha Vegerla.

Citing the desire to focus more attention on her family, Vegerla is stepping back from her current GM responsibilities to take on the role of Director of Quality and Process Management. Leading up to his October 1 start date, Dankwerth and Vegerla will work together to prepare for his transition.

The role of Executive Vice President Research and Development will be taken over by Heiko Fricke, who is joining the company on August 1. Fricke will also serve as Executive Board member for Recaro Aircaft Seating.

"Recaro thanks Sunitha for her endless engagement, for the substantial success story she has created and for her always moving forward attitude in order to generate excellent business for Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas,” said Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating, Dr. Mark Hiller, in a statement from the company. “Her global business approach created valuable contributions to Recaro in general. We are delighted to announce that she will take the Director Quality and Process Management position and will remain part of the executive team at Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas.”

Hiller also commented on Fricke's appointment: “I am delighted for Heiko joining our company. He perfectly matches our current and future business challenges and I am positive he will make great contributions to our company's success."

Sunitha Vegerla

Heiko Fricke

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