With effect from November 1, 2019, Helmut Rauch has been appointed CEO and President of the Corporate Division Board of Diehl Defence.
He also succeeds Claus Günther, who retired on account of age, as member of the Diehl Group's Executive Board in charge of defence business.
Helmut Rauch graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, joined Diehl in 1990 and has been a member of the Diehl Defence Management Board and Division Board since 2011. He is responsible for Strategy, Sales and Business Units and shares the management duties with Thomas Bodenmüller (Finance, Administration, HR) and Frank Kienzler (Research and Development, Production, Supply Chain Management) who has been newly appointed to the board.
Mr. Rauch is also a member of the executive committee of the German Aerospace Industries Association, member of the management board of the Federation of German Security and Defence Industries and member of the management board of Forum Aerospace Baden-Wuerttemberg e.V.