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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

McLaren Automotive Appoints New Chief Quality Officer

McLaren Automotive has announced the appointment of Jochen Schnez as the company’s new Chief Quality Officer, taking up the role from April 1, 2024.

Based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, Jochen will lead the company’s quality initiatives, ensuring that products meet the highest standard of excellence and reliability.

Jochen Schnez joins McLaren from Mercedes-Benz overseeing the Bremen facility, leading a team of over 300 people across two production plants, one manufacturing plant, a press and a paint shop, covering both high and low volume product lines.

Prior to his time with Mercedes-Benz, Jochen was an Officer in the Naval Armed Forces and graduated from the University of Armed Forces with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering.

Jochen Schnez will report directly to Michael Leiters, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Officer, who addss that: “We are delighted to welcome Jochen to the team as our new Chief Quality Officer."

"With his proven experience in driving excellence and ensuring the highest product quality, Jochen’s leadership of the McLaren Corporate Quality function will help embed and maintain the highest quality standards right across our organisation.”


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