The famous engineer Albert Biermann, who headed the sports divisions of BMW M and Hyundai N for more than thirty years, announced his retirement. From 2022, the German will leave the post of the head of the research and development department of Hyundai, remaining on the post of an adviser. The specialist has worked at Hyundai for more than six and a half years, overseeing all significant projects from the development of the Hyundai N sub-brand to the development of the E-GMP electric platform.
Albert Biermann summed up the results of his work in Hyundai Motor Group in a short message. Nemets noted that it was a great honor for him to lead the engineering department of the concern. Biermann called the Hyundai Motor Group R&D Center “unrivaled in the entire automotive industry.”
The CEO of Hyundai Motor Group highlighted Biermann’s contributions to the company and stated that “his ability was key to helping Hyundai become one of the world’s leading automotive leaders.” It has already been announced that the experienced engineer, who turns 65 in May 2022, will continue to advise Hyundai N and oversee the Korean concern’s developments in the fields of robotics and hydrogen fuel cells.
Korean journalists believe that not only Biermann will lose his post. Hyundai may say goodbye to former chief designer Peter Schreier, who is now serving as a consultant, before the end of the year.
Albert Biermann will be replaced by Chung Cook Park, the former head of Hyundai Mobis Parts Division. The fate of Peter Schreier in Hyundai has not yet been clarified, but insiders are sure that all personnel changes should take place by the end of December.