Schmitz Cargobull AG Announces Marnix Lannoije as New Chief Research and Development Officer

Schmitz Cargobull AG Announces Marnix Lannoije as New Chief Research and Development Officer

The Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG has appointed Marnix Lannoije as its new Chief Research and Development Officer (CTO). He started in the role on 1 October, succeeding Roland Klement who has retired.
"Marnix Lannoije is an experienced industry expert and a good fit for the role. He has worked for Schmitz Cargobull since 2019 and was responsible for the extension and further development of the Digital Services product line. With his expertise and management experience, Schmitz Cargobull is well-equipped for the future," said Andreas Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz Cargobull AG.

Joining Schmitz Cargobull AG as Head of E/E System Engineering Product, Lannoije took over as Head of Product Line Digital Services and the Management of Cargobull Telematics GmbH in April 2020. In these positions, he played a crucial role in shaping the structures for E/E development and the area of electromobility. 

Lannoije said: "I am very pleased with the trust placed in me and look forward to participating in shaping the successful path of Schmitz Cargobull. With so many changes in the industry, research and development is facing particular challenges. Schmitz Cargobull is already strongly positioned in the areas of vehicle connectivity and digitalisation, which provides a solid foundation for further developments."  
   

"With so many changes in the industry, research and development is facing particular challenges". 

Lannoije has more than 20 years’ experience working for leading companies in the automotive and transport industry. After studying Civil Engineering in Electro-Mechanics (Mechatronics) in Belgium, he took on project management roles at Tyco Electronics in Belgium before moving to Audi AG in Ingolstadt, Germany in 2003 where he worked for five years as a project manager in chassis development. From 2008 to 2011, he was R&D Manager at Flander's MAKE (former Flander's DRIVE) in Belgium before moving to Bombardier Transportation, Mannheim, in 2011. 
 
Lannoije is married with four children and lives in Altenberge.

Schmitz Cargobull is grateful to Roland Klement for all his achievements at the company over more than 10 years. He has played a key role in shaping the development of Schmitz Cargobull into a systems provider. We wish him all the best for the future and his successor Marnix Lannoije every success in his tasks as the new Board Member for Research and Development at Schmitz Cargobull AG.  
 

About Schmitz Cargobull:
With an annual production of around 63,500 trailers and with around 6,500 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately 2.29 billion in the 2018/2019 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used semi-trailer.


The Schmitz Cargobull press team:

Anna Stuhlmeier: +49 2558 81-1340 I anna.stuhlmeier@cargobull.com
Andrea Beckonert: +49 2558 81-1321 I andrea.beckonert@cargobull.com
Silke Hesener: +49 2558 81-1501 I silke.hesener@cargobull.com