There’s been a major executive shuffle at Mercedes-Benz  following the resignation announcement of the automaker’s veteran sales chief, Joachim Schmidt. Ola Källenius, who currently heads the AMG performance division, will replace Schmidt.

That leaves an opening at AMG. Filling that opening will be Tobias Moers; the 47-year-old exec will start his new role running the Mercedes go-fast division as of October 1, 2013.

Moers has been with AMG since 1994, where he first worked in various development positions. In 1999 he assumed overall responsibility for the main AMG model series. He has been in charge of complete automobile development since 2002 and has been a member of the executive board of the Affalterbach tuner since 2011.

In a statement, the head of research at Daimler, Dr. Thomas Weber, described Moers as having “gasoline in his veins” and an “enthusiasm for high-performance automobiles.” This bodes well for AMG’s next generation of cars, including a standalone sports car currently in the works.


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