ZF's Schulz To Retire

Posted on November 21, 2006

ZF has announced that Helmut Schulz, president, Off-Road Driveline Technology and Axle Systems, ZF Group NAO, is retiring, effective December 31, 2006. A successor will be named in the coming months.

Schulz, 63, started with ZF South Africa in 1986 as general service manager, Service and Application Engineering. After three years of service, Schulz transferred to Passau, Germany where he took the position of vice president of Service, later becoming vice president of ZF’s Axle Division for Construction and Agricultural Machinery. In 1997, Schulz took assignment in Vernon Hills, Ill., as president, Off-Road Driveline Technology and Axle Systems with additional responsibilities for aftermarket sales and service for ZF product operating within North America.

Schulz was instrumental in positioning ZF as a key supplier of off-road driveline technology in the North American market. ZF has attributed Schulz with increasing market share for steer and non-steer axles, powershift transmissions and mixer drives in the North American market. According to ZF, those contributions had a significant impact on the company’s performance and success in North America.

ZF is a worldwide supplier of driveline and chassis technology. The company is headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany and employs approximately 54,000 at 122 locations in 26 countries.