Dr. Matthias Jurytko, who is currently Plant Manager and Head of Production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, will join Cellcentric, a Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group fuel cell joint venture, on June 1, 2021. He will become the company’s Managing Director and CEO.
Dr. Matthias Jurytko replaces Dr. Andreas Gorbach as head of the Truck Technology Group on the Daimler Truck AG Board of Management. In the coming weeks, a decision on the future Plant Manager and Head of Production for the Wörth plant will be taken.
Dr. Matthias Jurytko has held numerous positions at Daimler Trucks in Germany and abroad, and has been in charge of the Wörth site, Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ largest truck assembly plant, since April 2019. He was in charge of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau from 2011 to 2019. He was previously in charge of the Gaggenau plant’s torque converters, machining and shaping technology, operational services and toolmaking, as well as international logistics.
In 1990, he started his career at Mercedes-Benz AG. He took over the Managing and Accounting department of Mercedes-Benz Engines in Mannheim in 2001, after holding different roles in Stuttgart, Kassel, South Africa, and Rastatt, until taking responsibility for the entire Powertrain Daimler Trucks division in 2006.
“The transformation of the transport industry and our company is one of the most important tasks ahead of us. I am therefore very pleased that we have been able to win Matthias Jurytko as CEO for cellcentric. With his many years of management experience, he possesses important skills for this task: extensive expertise in the truck business, coupled with experience in the management and further development of our plants. As a competent manager and esteemed personality, Matthias Jurytko has led the Wörth site safely through the Covid-19 pandemic in recent months. Under his leadership, the truck plant became a pioneer in the implementation of Daimler’s testing and vaccination strategy.”Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG