Andreas Schell - President, Electric Systems
Andreas Schell, Electric Systems President, oversees UTC Aerospace Systems' Electric Systems business based in Rockford, Ill., which includes the Elektronik Systeme GmbH business based in Nordlingen, Germany, Xian AVIC Hamilton Sundstrand Aviation Electric Co., Ltd in Xian, China, and Sundyne Electromagnetics (eMe) in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
is responsible for formulating strategic direction, driving successful execution and ensuring employee engagement within Electric Systems
As Rockford site leader, Schell
holds responsibility for the Rockford site's multiple business units and functions and plays a central role in cultivating UTC Aerospace Systems
' relationship with the Rockford community.
He also leads the Rockford Site Council, which is represented by functional and business unit leaders from across Rockford plant sites.
joined Hamilton Sundstrand in July 2009, when he
was named Vice President, Engineering, Aerospace Power Systems.
In this role he was responsible for managing and directing APS' Engineering organization and setting the overall strategy in support of customer programs, research and development.
also guided APS Engineering in its ACE journey, ensured that standard processes were in place and drove the organization to meet continuous improvement initiatives.
Prior to joining Hamilton Sundstrand, Schell
worked at Chrysler
, where he
had positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Electrical/Electronics Core Engineering, and was responsible for developing and releasing electric/electronic systems for Chrysler
, Jeep and Dodge product lines.
While at Chrysler he also served as Director of Business Strategy and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Chrysler Group.
Earlier in his
was responsible for hybrid development, fuel cell systems and advanced vehicle engineering at DaimlerChrysler
, both in the United States and Germany.
He also served as a development engineer at Daimler-Benz.
Schell received 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.
Schell is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).