Pioneering the Power that matters
The Business Unit Power Systems of Rolls-Royce provides world-class power solutions and complete life-cycle support under our product and solution brand mtu. Through digitalization and electrification, we strive to develop drive and power generation solutions that are even cleaner and smarter and thus provide answers to the challenges posed by the rapidly growing societal demands for energy and mobility. The Business Unit Power Systems of Rolls-Royce is headquartered in Friedrichshafen.
Board of Management Business Unit Power Systems
Since January 2017 Andreas Schell serves as President of the business unit Power Systems, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the subsidiary
Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH. He is also a member of the Executive Team of Rolls-Royce plc. Embracing change in a global business environment that is constantly changing is absolutely essential in his view, if companies wish to remain competitive. He draws on the experience he has gained with complex change and integration processes at international engineering companies and advocates fast clear decisions. High technology at the limit of the feasible is the common strive of his professional career.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Schell was responsible for the digital strategy of the US based technology group United Technologies Corporation (UTC), for which he had previously held various roles. He previously gained international management experience at Aerospace Powersystems, Hamilton Sundstrand and DaimlerChrysler. Born in 1969, the studied Mechanical Engineer (Clausthal University of Technology) and Master of Business Administration (Michigan State University) is a passionate triathlete.
Thelse Godewerth has been Chief People Officer and Labour Director of Rolls-Royce Power Systems since 14 January 2022. She has more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions in the areas of human resources, corporate and organizational development, and in these functions also assumed responsibility for the areas of finance, HSE, real estate and communications, among others.
In January 2021, Thelse Godewerth took over the global leadership of the Human Resources & Organizational Development functions of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Previously, she was responsible for the global HR & Organizational Development function in a leading international provider of laboratory products and services in the life sciences sector. Other positions included the role of Managing Partner of an international consulting firm, Head of Corporate and HR Development at a leading German media and newspaper publishing group, and her work in the Strategy Department of the State Chancellery of Lower Saxony in Hanover.
Thelse Godewerth studied politics, economics and psychology at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, where she also completed her doctorate.
Since 1 May 2020, Otto Preiss reinforces the Executive Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems as Chief Operating Officer.
In the course of a professional career spanning over 30 years at power and automation specialist ABB, the native Austrian has accumulated wide-ranging experience in various global leadership positions. Most recently he was Group Senior Vice President, acting in the role of Chief Operating Officer Digital, and prior to that headed up ABB's global Motors and Generators division. Other global ABB businesses for which Preiss has assumed responsibility include corporate R&D into Power Technologies and the Swiss Corporate Research Center. After graduating in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Preiss went on to achieve a Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Colorado, following which he earned his doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
The following members have been appointed to the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG:
- Chairwomen of the Supervisory Board: Jasmin Staiblin,
- Bernd Baader**,
- Thomas Bittelmeyer* (Co-Chairman),
- Andreas Bemerl*,
- Simon Carlisle,
- Astrid Hartmann,
- Sebastian Fay,
- Mark Gregory,
- Helene Sommer*,
- Sebastian Resch,
- Dr. Robert Watson,
- Achim Zinser*
* Employee representative ** Executive employee representative