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 

Schmitz Cargobull is the leading manufacturer of semi-trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods in Europe and a pioneer in digital solutions for trailer services and improved connectivity. The company also manufactures transport refrigeration machines for refrigerated semi-trailers for temperature-controlled freight transport. With a comprehensive range of services from financing, spare parts supply, service contracts and telematics solutions to used vehicle trading, Schmitz Cargobull supports its customers in optimising their total cost of ownership (TCO) and digital transformation. Schmitz Cargobull was founded in 1892 in Münsterland, Germany. The family-run company produces around 60,000 vehicles per year with over 6,000 employees and generated a turnover of around 2.6 billion euros in the 2022/23 financial year. The international production network currently comprises ten plants in Germany, Lithuania, Spain, England, Turkey, Slovakia and Australia.

The Schmitz Cargobull press team:

Anna Stuhlmeier:  +49 2558 81-1340 I 
Andrea Beckonert:  +49 2558 81-1321 I
Silke Hesener:  +49 2558 81-1501 I