Continental Names Petznick to Run ADAS Unit


Source: Continental announcement

FRANKFURT, Germany – Frank Petznick, 49, on August 1, 2020 will take over the management of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit at Continental and become a member of the Management Board of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area.

The electrical engineering graduate will follow Karl Haupt, 63, who is leaving the company July 31, 2020 after almost seven years at the helm of the business unit and more than 36 years of company service.

Petznick, who joined the technology company July 1st, has many years of experience in both the automotive and automotive supplier industries. Most recently as a member of the Electronics Executive Board at Hella, he was responsible for the global Automated Driving Product Center.

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He started his career in 1998 at Volkswagen as a project manager and later as a project leader for electronic systems. In 2003, he moved to development service provider Bertrandt, where he worked for five years in various management positions in the field of electronics and infotainment.

From 2008, Petznick held managerial roles at Hella on a regional and global basis, located in Shanghai (China) and Berlin.

The new head of the business unit will bring many years of experience with innovative, new technologies in the fields of electronics and sensor technology to Continental.

In his role, Frank Petznick reports to Frank Jourdan, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG and Head of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: growth business and sales driver at Continental

“I am delighted that, with Frank Petznick, we have been able to gain an experienced manager in the field of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving, who along with his team will continue his predecessor’s successful work and continue to drive forward our ambitious growth plans,” said Frank Jourdan. “At the same time, we would like to sincerely thank Karl Haupt for his outstanding contributions and achievements and wish him all the best for the future.”

Sensors, software and intelligent connectivity form the basis of advanced driver assistance systems. Technology company Continental began research on these systems more than 20 years ago. Continental operates its own development centers and production sites in the major regions of Europe, America and Asia, allowing it to offer customized solutions to its customers. Continental’s customers include many national and international manufacturers as well as all mass manufacturers worldwide. The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE

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