Matthias Jurytko, currently plant manager and production chief at Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz plant in Woerth, will move to Cellcentric, the new fuel cell joint venture with the Volvo Group, from 1 June as managing director and CEO.

Jurytko succeeds Andreas Gorbach who will take over as head of truck technology on the Truck management board.

Jurytko ran Woerth from April 2019. From 2011 to 2019, he was headed the Gaggenau plant in Gaggenau. Prior to that, he was responsible for torque converters, machining and forming technology, operating resources and toolmaking as well as international logistics, also at Gaggenau plant.

He began his M-B career in 1990. After holding various positions in Stuttgart, Kassel, South Africa and Rastatt, he took over the controlling and accounting department of Mercedes-Benz Engines in Mannheim in 2001 before heading the Powertrain Daimler Trucks division in 2006.