Liebherr appoints Dr. Tim Gerhardt as new managing director of Liebherr USA, Co.



Liebherr has appointed Dr. Tim Gerhardt as its new managing director of Liebherr USA, Co.

Dr. Tim Gerhardt (pictured left), a former business executive within the Liebherr Group, shares executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, managing director for Liebherr USA, Co. and divisional director for the construction equipment product segment in Newport News, VA.

“Working as Managing Director for Liebherr in the United States gives me the unique opportunity to develop the company to its next level after a successful launch in 2016,” said Dr. Gerhardt. “It allows me to work in an interesting environment within one of Liebherr’s most important markets,” he continued.

In his role, Dr. Gerhardt will be responsible for leading and overseeing the strategic development as well as communication and implementation of growth strategies for all corporate, finance and administrative functions.

Dr. Tim Gerhardt has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry and most recently served as managing director at Liebherr-Ettlingen GmbH remanufacturing centre.

Prior to joining the Liebherr Group he served as chief financial officer at MAN Truck & Bus, Middle East Africa (from 2012 to 2016) and vice president of sales controlling in Munich, Germany (from 2008 to 2011). He was senior manager controlling at BMW Group (from 2001 to 2008) and senior in-house consultant, at Bosch Group (from 1998 to 2001).

Dr. Gerhardt assumes this role from Dr. Torben Reher (pictured right) who served Liebherr USA, Co. since its inception in 2016. After six years of leading the newly formed organization, Reher plans to return to Germany.