Gestamp has recently created the Technology and Equipment Office to enhance the integration of processes and product development in Body-in-White. With this new functional area, Gestamp aims to optimize functionality, quality and competitiveness for its OEM customers, especially for their global projects, and to strengthen the firm’s technological expertise in BiW.
Jon Barrenechea, who joined Gestamp in 2008 and has been managing the Tooling business, has been appointed Corporate Director in charge of Technology & Equipment, expanding his area of responsibility to include the new functions indicated, and will report directly to Francisco Riberas, President & CEO of Gestamp.
The Technology and Equipment Office will be particularly focused on hot stamping, a technology in which Gestamp is a leader globally, supporting objectives for ever lighter, cleaner and safer vehicles.
Gestamp also announces the voluntary departure of Bernard Osburg, up to now Head of the business unit BiW, due to personal reasons. Mr. Osburg’s decision preceded the creation of the new Corporate Office, which now assumes much of the content of the BiW business unit.
The Board of Directors expresses its gratitude for his professional dedication and achievements in recent years, and wishes Mr. Osburg all the best in his future endeavors.