End of 2014 Arwed Niestroj was appointed CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) in California. MBRDNA comprises all R&D activities of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in North America, ranging from technology research, powertrain engineering, software design to vehicle design.
In 2011 Arwed Niestroj was founding managing director of the Daimler-Bosch Jointventure EM-motive GmbH in Germany – developing and producing electric motors for vehicle powertrains – that he grew until end of 2014.
From 2008 to 2011 he was responsible for Fuel Cell Vehicle Fleet Operations at Daimler AG. Within that period he was project manager for the “F-CELL World Drive” – the world’s first circumnavigation with fuel cell vehicles. In 2007 and 2008 he was Program Manager for “Generation 2 full hybrid systems” at Daimler’s Hybrid Development Center in Troy, Michigan, USA.
From 2003 to 2007 Arwed Niestroj was executive assistant and head of staff of the DaimlerChrysler board member for Group Research and Development Mercedes Car Group.
Before that, he had worked in Mercedes Car Group production planning and strategy being responsible for various strategic production and business development projects as well as powertrain production location strategy.
Previously, he gained his first experience as a project manager and development engineer in commercial vehicle advanced engineering of Mercedes-Benz.
Arwed Niestroj holds a master degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He was born in 1969, is married and has a son.