Frank Petznick will head the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit at Continental and become a member of the Management Board of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area, effective August 1, 2020.
The 49-year-old will take over from Karl Haupt, who is leaving the company on July 31 after almost seven years at the helm of the business unit, and over 36 years of company service.
Petznick joins Continental from Hella, where he was a member of the Electronics Executive Board, responsible for the global Automated Driving Product Center. He also has a stint at Volkswagen in the late 90s.
In his new role, Petznick will report to Frank Jourdan, member of the Executive Board of Continental AG and head of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area.
“I am delighted that, with Frank Petznick, we have been able to gain an experienced manager in the field of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving, who along with his team will continue his predecessor’s successful work and continue to drive forward our ambitious growth plans,” said Jourdan. “At the same time, we would like to sincerely thank Karl Haupt for his outstanding contributions and achievements and wish him all the best for the future.”