Rolls-Royce named Andreas Schell chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS).
He will join Rolls-Royce later this year and report to Chief Executive Warren East. Schell succeeds Dr. Ulrich Dohle, who is retiring. Schell will work alongside Dohle until the end of the year.
Schell is currently vice president, Digital Strategy, for UTC Aerospace Systems with responsibility for creating new digital tools and services. He joined UTC in 2009 as vice president, Engineering, for Aerospace Power Systems, before being appointed as president, Electric Systems and then president, Actuation & Propeller Systems.
Previously, Schell worked at Chrysler, where he held a number of positions including vice president, Electrical and Electronics Core Engineering and was responsible for developing and releasing electric systems for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge product lines. He was also responsible for hybrid development, fuel cell systems and advanced vehicle engineering at DaimlerChrysler. He began his career as a development engineer at Daimler-Benz in 1996.
He has an MBA from Michigan State University in the USA and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems engineering, from Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany. Schell is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
RRPS is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10 000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. It also owns the Bergen medium-speed engines brand and also L’Orange which provides fuel injection systems for large engines.