Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schmalzl recently was named chief technology officer at BorgWarner Turbo Systems, succeeding Mark Perlick, who is retiring after 10 years with the company. Schmalzl will report to Tim Manganello, chief executive officer of Auburn Hills, Mich.-based BorgWarner.
Schmalzl is responsible for investments by the company in the area of new technologies and for the development of forward-looking products through which BorgWarner will continue to extend its market position. In addition, Schmalzl will continue with responsibility for the advanced engineering function for turbo and emissions systems. He will be located in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany.
“In Professor Doctor Schmalzl, we have found an extremely competent person who will continue to improve our leading product technologies in terms of cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness,” Manganello says.
Schmalzl joined BorgWarner in May 2000 and has held the position of vice president of technology turbo systems since July 2002. Prior to joining BorgWarner, Schmalzl was employed by Deutz – Motorenwerke, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, building his expertise in engines and turbocharging technology. Earlier, he worked for K