Dr. Tim Gerhardt Joins Leadership of Liebherr USA
Jan. 18, 2022 - Dr. Tim Gerhardt, an experienced business executive in the Liebherr Group, has joined Liebherr USA. Co., Newport News, Virginia, as one of the new managing directors for U.S. operations.
He shares Liebherr USA Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, who is a managing
director for Liebherr USA, Co. and also divisional director for the construction equipment product segment.
Dr. Gerhardt assumes his new role from Dr. Torben Reher, who plans to return to Germany after six years at Liebherr USA.
Liebherr USA is the umbrella company that includes sales and services operations for nine product segments.
“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.
Dr. Gerhardt will be responsible for leading and overseeing all of Liebherr USA’s strategic development, communication, and implementation of growth strategies for all corporate, finance, and administrative functions.
Dr. Gerhardt’s more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry includes most recently having served as managing director at Liebherr-Ettlingen GmbH remanufacturing center. Before joining Liebherr Group, he had been chief financial officer at MAN Truck & Bus, Middle East Africa from 2012 to Apr 2016 and vice president of sales controlling in Munich, Germany from 2008 to 2011. Before that, he was senior manager controlling at BMW Group from 2001 to 2008 and senior in-house consultant, at Bosch Group from 1998 to 2001.