Jurytko to lead cellcentric joint venture

By Mike Brezonick30 April 2021

Dr. Matthias Jurytko, currently plant manager and head of Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, Germany, will move to cellcentric, the fuel cell joint venture of Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group. Effective June 1, he will assume the roles of managing director and CEO.

Dr. Matthias Jurytko Dr. Matthias Jurytko

Jurytko succeeds Dr. Andreas Gorbach, who will take over as head of the Truck Technology Group on the board of management of Daimler Truck AG. A decision on the future plant manager and head of production at Wörth will be made in the coming weeks, the company said.

“The transformation of the transport industry and our company is one of the most important tasks ahead of us,” said Martin Daum, chairman of the board of management of Daimler Truck AG and member of the board of management of Daimler AG. “I am therefore very pleased that we have been able to win Matthias Jurytko as CEO for cellcentric.

“With his many years of management experience, he possesses important skills for this task: extensive expertise in the truck business, coupled with experience in the management and further development of our plants. As a competent manager and esteemed personality, Matthias Jurytko has led the Wörth site safely through the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months. Under his leadership, the truck plant became a pioneer in the implementation of Daimler’s testing and vaccination strategy.”

Jurytko has held various positions in Germany and abroad. Since April 2019, he has overseen the Wörth facility, the largest truck assembly plant of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. From 2011 to 2019, he was responsible for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau.

Prior to that, he was responsible for the product areas of torque converters, machining and forming technology, operating resources and toolmaking as well as international logistics at the Gaggenau plant. He began his career in 1990 at the then Mercedes-Benz AG. 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 assuming responsibility for the controlling of the entire Powertrain Daimler Trucks division in 2006.

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