Pininfarina Announces Key Senior Appointments To Propel Growth In Germany

Jan 30, 2024

Pininfarina SpA has announced two strategic senior appointments within its German subsidiary, Pininfarina Deutschland, headquartered in Munich. Following the appointment of Christian Krinner as Managing Director in 2023, Pininfarina Deutschland welcomes Sandra Dax as the Vice President responsible for Business Development, and Hans Ramatschi who assumes the pivotal role of Vice President of Engineering. Both entries will further strengthen the synergies within the Pininfarina Group aimed at global customers.

In expressing enthusiasm for these new additions to the team, Pininfarina Group CEO Silvio Angori declared, “We are delighted to welcome Sandra and Hans to our team in Germany. Their remarkable expertise and solid leadership will enhance our capabilities, strengthening Pininfarina Deutschland and focusing our efforts towards sustainable growth".

Sandra Dax, assuming the role of Vice President for Business Development at Pininfarina Deutschland

She brings a wealth of experience to the position. Having completed her business administration studies at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Sandra initiated her career at BMW in Munich, holding diverse management positions in Finance, Strategy, Sales, and Business Development across Germany, Austria, Italy, and globally. In November 2020, she transitioned to SAP SE as Global VP - Business Development for Automotive and Industrial Machinery and Components. Since May 2021, Sandra has served as Co-Founder/co-CEO of AnAttitude, specializing in digitalization, new business models, and automotive transformation. Sandra Dax was on the Supervisory Board of AUTODOC from August 2021 until September 2022. She was then appointed co-CEO in October 2022 and moved back to the Supervisory Board as per her contract in October 2023.

Hans Ramatschi assumes the crucial role of Vice President of Engineering

Bringing over 25 years of automotive development expertise to Pininfarina Deutschland, Hans Ramatschi assumes the crucial role of Vice President of Engineering. With a background starting as a component developer in a design office, Hans ascended to the role of CTO at a global development service provider. He has been part of Pininfarina formerly and has spent many years in companies like RONAL, Webasto, Mpx and SEGULA. His expertise spans establishing, restructuring, and managing business areas with P&L responsibility, process development, digitalization, and leadership with a span of 250+ individuals across various levels and international collaboration.

Pininfarina Deutschland, located in Munich and Stuttgart, is a turnkey engineering provider

From Germany, the company manages and coordinates projects primarily of German customers for the entire Pininfarina Group and is the first point of contact for all core areas, from development competencies at the system level up to complete vehicle derivatives and small series production. With a growing number of employees and many more cooperation partners in near and off-shoring, Pininfarina Deutschland focuses on customer proximity, fast reaction time as well as efficient and innovative project implementation, developing the mobility of the future as a holistic approach. The engineering portfolio of Pininfarina Deutschland covers the entire development process of the vehicle development. Pininfarina Group combines elegant styling concepts with functional engineering solutions, from car to commercial vehicle, from prototype to series production.