Schmidt retires after 34 years with Mercedes
Schmidt retires after 34 years with Mercedes.

Mercedes VP Retires, AMG Chief Moves Up

The auto maker’s executive vice president of sales and marketing steps down after more than three decades with the company.

A top Mercedes-Benz executive leaves a leading post after 34 years.

The German auto maker announces that Joachim Schmidt, executive vice president-sales and marketing, is retiring at age 65.

Schmidt served as a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler. His other day-to-day duties include managing the worldwide national companies and the Mercedes’ executive committee on sales and marketing, which handles the passenger car, van and truck lines.

Schmidt’s duties transfer to Ola Källenius, who is currently head of AMG. The auto maker will announce Källenius’ successor at a later date.

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