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Gustav Tuschen Joins the Executive Board of AVL

AVL List GmbH has appointed Gustav Tuschen as new board member and Executive Vice President. The top manager with international experience was previously at Daimler Buses, where he was head of development. As of December 1, 2022, the 60-year-old is responsible for the corporate development and global alignment of AVL in the commercial vehicles sector.

Gustav Tuschen Portrait

Graz, Austria, December 1, 2022: Gustav Tuschen, one of the most well-known top executives in the international commercial vehicles sector is joining AVL List GmbH. The engineer and business graduate gained more than 30 years of professional experience in product and technology development, as well as in planning and strategy at Daimler AG. Between 2006 and 2011, he was Director of Product Planning at Daimler Trucks, the biggest truck manufacturer in the world. As of 2011 he was responsible for the overall product engineering and product strategy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation in Japan, before assuming the role of Executive Vice President Product Engineering and Procurement at Daimler Buses and EvoBus GmbH in 2013.

At AVL, Gustav Tuschen is taking on the role of EVP Global Business Development, Sales and International Operations in the Commercial Vehicles and Power Systems division. In addition to his many years of experience in the commercial vehicle area, Tuschen also brings extensive expertise in current transformation processes relating to emission-free mobility, active safety, and digitalization. His many vehicle and technology projects include the highly successful launch of the Mercedes Benz eCitaro product family.

With the appointment of Tuschen to the executive board, AVL is adding an expert in important political and strategic decisions to their ranks. In this way, the company continues to advance the technological policy adopted by Helmut List – and meet the rapidly changing requirements of the market.

“After more than three decades with major OEMs, I’m now looking forward to my new role at the engineering service provider AVL, which is among the technological pioneers of future mobility. I’m excited to contribute to the transformation in both the commercial vehicles and the industrial energy sector – and in doing so, to ensure the sustainability of these industries,” states Gustav Tuschen.

Helmut List, Chairman and CEO at AVL, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Gustav Tuschen as a new member of the executive board. He is a renowned expert, who unites many years of industry experience with technological and strategic expertise. We aim to further expand our commercial vehicles division under his leadership. I would like to thank Rolf Dreisbach, who is entering well-deserved retirement after more than 20 years of excellent dedication to AVL. We wish him all the best for this new chapter in his life.”

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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