Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has appointed Stephan Altrichter (47) as the new head of Porsche Schweiz AG. Altrichter, who was previously the managing director of the Berlin and Potsdam Porsche centre, will assume management of the Swiss sales subsidiary for the premium sports car manufacturer effective immediately. He is replacing Thomas Lamperstorfer who left the company of his own request. Altrichter will be succeeded in Berlin by Stephan Blässing (45), the previous head of the Porsche Center in Düsseldorf.
Stephan Altrichter held various positions with Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler-Chrysler AG between 1989 and 1999, managing, among other things, the Mercedes-Benz office in New York. With a degree in business and engineering, he also worked for AT Kearney and Bain & Company as a corporate consultant. With a background in wholesale, retail, and export, Stephan Blässing was the director of sales at Mercedes-Benz Magdeburg prior to coming to Porsche. From 2007 to 2010, he headed up the Porsche Center in Düsseldorf.