At a press briefing at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Center India (MBRDI), Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, introduced Manu Saale as new Managing Director and CEO of MBRDI. Manu Saale succeeds Dr Jens Cattarius, who takes over new responsibilities within Mercedes-Benz R&D in Stuttgart, Germany.
Prof. Thomas Weber expressed his sincere thanks to Dr Cattarius for his commitment and achievements within the last three years, where MBRDI anchored itself within Daimler’s global R&D network and steadily grew to become the largest facility outside Germany.
Manu Saale, joined Daimler in 2011 and worked at MBRDI as Head of department for Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Since July 2013, he has received extensive insights and training within various R&D departments in Stuttgart to get prepared for his new assignment.
Prof. Thomas Weber pointed out, "With Manu Saale, being multilingual and Indian-born, we appointed an international expert and global player at the head of MBRDI. We are confident that the transferring of important specific know-how and expertise within Daimler R&D will further solidify MBRDI’s position as a strong player of Daimler’s global RD-network. We are committed to India and underline our confidence to this important growth market for Daimler. I am wishing both Dr. Jens Cattarius and Manu Saale all the best for their new assignments and thank both for their strong contributions and commitment to our company."