Rolls-Royce recently announced that it appointed Andreas Schell as Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Schell received his Executive MBA from the Broad College of Business in 2005.

Andreas Schell

Schell will take over as CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems on January 1, 2017

Schell’s international leadership expertise includes overseeing large, complex organizations involved in high-technology engineering across a number of sectors, including aerospace and automotive in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has experience in operational transformation programs, strategy and the development of new business models, products and markets. He will join Rolls-Royce from UTC Aerospace Systems in January.

“I am very proud to be joining one of the world’s great engineering companies at an exciting time in its development. Rolls-Royce Power Systems has great prospects with strong positions in global markets. It has an impressive history and an excellent track record in delivering innovative products and satisfying customers. I look forward to meeting the team and working together with my new colleagues to secure the continued success of the business,” Schell said.

Schell, a German citizen, is currently vice president, digital strategy, for UTC Aerospace Systems, where he creates new digital tools and services. He joined UTC in 2009 as vice president, engineering, for Aerospace Power Systems, prior to his appointment as president, electric systems, and then president, actuation & propeller systems. Previously, Schell worked at Chrysler, where he held a number of positions including vice president, electrical and electronics core engineering and was responsible for developing and releasing electric systems for the Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge product lines. He was also responsible for hybrid development, fuel cell systems and advanced vehicle engineering at DaimlerChrysler. He began his career as a development engineer at Daimler-Benz in 1996.

“I am delighted that Andreas Schell will be joining Rolls-Royce. He is an enthusiastic leader with experience in dealing with large, complex businesses. He has a thorough understanding of product and market development and a passion for outstanding engineering and operational excellence. He also understands the challenges and opportunities that are presented by digital technologies and techniques. I am looking forward to working closely with him,” said Warren East, chief executive of Rolls Royce.

In addition to his executive MBA, Schell has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems engineering, from Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany. Schell is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).