Gottfried Rier

Senior Vice President Engineering & Quality - GKN Powder Metallurgy


Appointed to the Executive Team, GKN Powder Metallurgy in September 2014.


Gottfried joined GKN in 1997 as Production Segment Leader for structural parts. In 2006 he was appointed to Plant Manager, Bad Brückenau and in 2008 he took on the role of Vice President Operations taking responsibility for Bad Brückenau, Bad Langensalza and Bruneck and joined the Regional Management Team. In 2009 he took on the RPPC responsibility for the Segment Medium and Large and launched the regional Program Management Organization. In 2010 he was given additional responsibility for the China Operations and the plant in Cape Town (SA) and supported the integration of the newly formed Europe & Asia Pacific region. In 2012 he was appointed to Vice President Operations Europe. Gottfried holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Gewerbeoberschule in Bozen, Italy.