The Liebherr Group has selected Tim Gerhardt as one of the new managing directors for Liebherr USA. Gerhardt takes over for Torben Reher, who served Liebherr USA Co. since its inception in 2016 and plans to return to Germany after six years of leading the organization.
Gerhardt will share Liebherr USA executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, managing director for Liebherr USA and divisional director for the construction equipment product segment in Newport News, Virginia.
“Working as managing director for Liebherr in the United States gives me the unique opportunity to develop the company to its next level after a successful launch in 2016,” Gerhardt says. “It allows me to work in an interesting environment within one of Liebherr’s most important markets.”
In his role, Gerhardt will be responsible for leading and overseeing the strategic development, communication and implementation of growth strategies for all corporate, finance and administrative functions.
According to a news release from Liebherr, Gerhardt has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. He recently served as managing director at Liebherr-Ettlingen GmbH remanufacturing center. Before joining the Liebherr Group, he served as chief financial officer at MAN Truck & Bus from 2012 to 2016 and vice president of sales controlling from 2008 to 2011. He was senior manager controlling at BMW Group in Munich from 2001 to 2008, and senior in-house consultant at Bosch Group in Stuttgart, Germany, from 1998 to 2001.