ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workforce magazine awarded Dr. Philipp Schramm, CFO, VP of Human Resources and IT for Webasto Roof Systems Americas, the 2017 Workforce Game Changers award for workplace leadership. Webasto is the market leader for sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as parking heaters.
Schramm earned a spot in the Workforce Game Changers Class of 2017 for his influence and leadership at Webasto Roof Systems. He is one of the visionaries behind Webasto Roof Systems' turnaround in the Americas region, which in addition to the traditional financial focus, was fueled by a heightened focus on culture, employee engagement, training and development. For the past seven years, the Workforce Game Changers award has recognized the next generation of workplace leaders and rising stars under the age of 40.
"Philipp leads with humility, humor, authenticity and consistency. These traits have proven to be essential in lifting the organization's spirits during our turnaround and are now part of our company's DNA," said André Schoenekaes, president & CEO, Webasto Roof Systems Americas. "We've changed from a totally disengaged organization to a family-oriented culture that is caring and transparent in designing our future together."
Schramm joined Webasto in 2010 as head of corporate development & strategy at the company's Germany-based Group headquarters where he oversaw all merger and acquisition activity. Today, Schramm drives operational and financial excellence overseeing Webasto Roof Systems' financial controls, as well as all HR and IT functions, communications and legal. Schramm, along with the other 2017 winners, will be featured in the June 2017 issue of Workforce magazine. To see the full list of winners, please visit: Workforce.com/gamechangers.
"I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a Workforce Game Changer for 2017," said Dr. Schramm. "This recognition will continue to fuel my passion for the Webasto organization and the exceptional people within this organization that I am fortunate to work with every day."
The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. In its core business areas the company develops and produces sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as thermo systems. In addition, the business unit E-Solutions & Services, which makes battery systems and charging solutions, is currently being established. In 2016 the Webasto Group generated sales of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany). For more information, please visit www.webasto-group.com
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