Since the beginning of this year, Rudi Kuchta has been the Speaker Business Area Bus and Münür Yavuz the Head of Bus Production at MAN Truck & Bus AG.
New year, new challenges. Rudi Kuchta (52) has been the Speaker Business Area Bus at MAN Truck & Bus, since January 2019; he takes on this role in addition to his position as Head of Product & Sales Bus. Similarly, Münür Yavuz (53) has also held a new position as Head of Production Bus since the beginning of the year – this in addition to his role as CEO of MAN Türkiye A.Ş. Kuchta and Yavuz follow Michael Kobriger (47), who took on the responsibility for Production & Logistics in the Executive Board at MAN Truck & Bus AG on 1 December 2018. “Rudi Kuchta and Münür Yavuz are proven bus experts and have contributed to the success of our bus division for many years. We’re glad to have two extremely experienced colleagues taking on these responsible positions,” said Joachim Drees, Chairman of the Executive Board at MAN Truck & Bus AG.
Rudi Kuchta has been Head of International Bus Sales for the MAN and NEOPLAN brands since 2008. Prior to this, the bus expert held various managerial positions at NEOPLAN in the exports division, before expanding the business with the brands MAN and NEOPLAN as the managing director of the NEOMAN bus organisation in France. With Kuchta spearheading bus sales, MAN Truck & Bus looks back on successful developments in terms of sales and the market share for the bus sector – the number of vehicles sold in the past four years, for example, has increased by approximately 45 percent.
His new position as Head of Production Bus means that Münür Yavuz, who has been CEO at MAN Türkiye A.Ş since 2009, is now also responsible for bus factories in Poland and South Africa in addition to the plant in Ankara. He now also oversees central functions within bus production meaning that subjects such as logistics and quality are also within his remit. After his engineering degree, Yavuz worked at various automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers before becoming CEO and plant manager at MAN Türkiye A.Ş. Under his management, the quantity of buses produced there in the past ten years has more than doubled.