QuEST appoints Berthold Puchta to lead Transportation Industry Sector
QuEST Global has appointed Berthold Puchta as Vice President and Global Industry Leader for their Transportation sector. In this role, Berthold will drive strategy and growth for the company’s various engagements in the transportation industry, including automotive, off road and rail sectors. Prior to joining QuEST, Berthold was Executive Vice President at the Global Automotive Division of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (Electronic System and Logistics Group), wherein he had spearheaded their global automotive engineering business in Germany, United States and China, and built the company’s strategic vision in connected car and automated driving segment.
Berthold has more than 25 years of experience across engineering, operations and customer relationships on both customer and supplier sides of the transportation business. Previously, he has held executive and senior leadership positions with leading transportation and technology companies including Porsche, Daimler, HP, T-Systems and CSC, across North America, Asia and Europe. Berthold is a graduate in engineering from the University of Stuttgart, and an alumnus of INSEAD. Based out of Germany, he will report to Robert Harvey, President – Sales, QuEST Global.
“The convergence of mechanical, software and digital technologies is changing the way we travel, by transforming automotive and rail industries. We see tremendous opportunity in providing connected engineering services to customers, and in scaling business globally. Berthold’s experience in serving transportation OEMs and Tier 1’s across the globe will help us to continue to build comprehensive and highest value add solutions for our customers, which in turn, will enable them to achieve their business plan objectives of advancements in their products, production and supply chain,” Robert Harvey said.
Commenting on his appointment, Berthold Puchta said, “The transportation industry is undergoing significant changes with the advent of digital and other technologies that facilitate smart and autonomous vehicles, alternative drives, functional safety, connectivity and security. I am inspired by the fact that QuEST is emerging as a global leader in the transportation industry with advanced capabilities in all of these technologies. Their commitment to provide comprehensive engineering solutions to customers, and their efforts to be the trusted engineering services partner of choice for global players are exemplary, and I am excited to be part of this successful and fast growing team.”