Michael Schöllhorn has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airbus Commercial Aircraft and a member of the Airbus Executive Committee, effective 1 February 2019.
He has joined Airbus from BSH Home Appliances GmbH in Munich, where he was COO and a member of the BSH Management Board from 2015.
Between 2012 and 2014, Michael Schöllhorn was Executive Vice President Manufacturing and Quality, additionally heading the Global Business unit for chassis and safety sensors.
Prior to this, Michael Schöllhorn held several international management positions within the Bosch Group. He was based in the US, Czech Republic and Germany. During this time, he gained a broad expertise in digitalisation, end-to-end process optimisation, manufacturing, engineering, quality and supply chain management.
Michael Schöllhorn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Control Engineering from the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. He served in the German Armed Forces as a helicopter pilot and officer from 1984 to 1994.