Rolls-Royce announces today that Andreas Schell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Andreas will join Rolls-Royce later this year, reporting to Chief Executive Warren East, and will take up his new position on January 1, 2017. He will succeed Dr. Ulrich Dohle, who is retiring.
Schell joins Rolls-Royce from UTC Aerospace Systems and will work alongside Dr. Dohle until the end of the year.
“I am very proud to be joining one of the world’s great engineering companies at an exciting time in its development,” Schell said. “Rolls-Royce Power Systems has great prospects with strong positions in global markets.”
Schell, a German citizen, is currently Vice President of Digital Strategy for UTC Aerospace Systems with responsibility for creating new digital tools and services. He joined UTC in 2009 as Vice President, Engineering, for Aerospace Power Systems, before being appointed as President, Electric Systems and then President, Actuation & Propeller Systems. Prior to UTC Schell worked at Chrysler, where he was responsible for developing and releasing electric systems for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge product lines.
Schell has an MBA from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems engineering, from Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany. He is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).