Stuttgart. As of April 1, 2005, Cypselus von Frankenberg (39), global product communication manager responsible for the S, SL and SLK series as well as AMG vehicles at Mercedes-Benz, will take over as the head of Product and Motor Sports Press Department at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. Frankenberg, born in Stuttgart, is succeeding Jürgen Pippig (50), who is moving to the Motor Sports Press Department at Audi AG.
von Frankenberg began his career in 1994 at Auto-Media-Verlag in Nuremberg. He then worked as editorial writer for the German car magazines "Auto Magazin" and "Neues Automobil". From 1997 to 1999 he was editorial writer at the BBDO agency in Düsseldorf. Then he moved to the Mercedes-Benz Press Department at DaimlerChrysler AG. He is the son of racing driver Richard von Frankenberg, who in 1952 launched Porsche's customer magazine "Christophorus" and remained editor in chief until his death in 1973.
Anton Hunger, Head of Public Relations and Press at Porsche AG said: "Cypselus von Frankenberg's appointment comes against the backdrop of Porsche AG's current growth path and further development of the Press Department that this entails. We are particularly delighted about Frankenberg as he has been a Porsche enthusiast since his childhood. His knowledge and passion for our sports cars have convinced us to entrust him with this position."