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Changeover at the top of MAN´s Group Works Council

(PresseBox) (München, ) The Group Works Council at MAN AG has elected Jürgen Dorn as its new chairman. He will be taking over this office from Lothar Pohlmann who has headed the employee representatives for ten years. "In this key position, Lothar Pohlmann has always been committed to our company and its employees. I would therefore like to express my special thanks to him.

Jürgen Dorn, an experienced works council member, will now be taking over the chair," said Håkan Samuelsson, Executive Board Chairman of MAN AG.

Pohlmann has worked for MAN for forty-two years and for forty years has enjoyed the confidence of employees as a member of the Works Council at MAN Turbo AG in Oberhausen. "Today, MAN is a highly-innovative enterprise offering excellent social benefits and state-of-the-art training and development. In recent years, we have been able to achieve a great deal for our employees in terms of health and safety, performance-linked wages and company pension schemes," emphasised Lothar Pohlmann.

His successor, Jürgen Dorn, is Chairman of the General Works Council at MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG. As a trained automobile mechanic, he has worked for MAN for twenty-two years and held a seat on the Works Council at the Munich plant for fourteen years. "The Group Works Council is facing vital challenges. We intend to promote 'ageing-appropriate'working conditions, address increasing productivity improvements, continue to struggle for secure jobs with good income and back ongoing development of the overall environment necessary for innovation and technological leadership," confirmed Jürgen Dorn.

The new Deputy Chairman of the Group Works Council is Gerhard Kreutzer, a member of the Works Council at MAN Turbo AG. This trained engine fitter has been employed by MAN for thirty-seven years and as a member of the Works Council, has represented the interests of the workforce for fourteen years.


The MAN Group is one of Europe's foremost industrial players in the sector of Transport-Related Engineering, with sales in 2007 of some €15.5 billion. As a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbo machinery and industrial services, MAN employs a workforce of around 57,000 worldwide. The MAN business areas hold leading positions in their markets. MAN AG, Munich, is listed in the DAX (German Stock Index) which comprises the thirty leading stock corporations in Germany.