Former BMW and MAN representative Karl Viktor Schaller has been recently appointed to Volta Trucks’ Board of Directors, thus enriching the company’s management. Schaller, currently an Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich, is also a Board Member of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. in Canada.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Viktor Schaller: a bit of a bio
Karl Viktor Schaller has held many Executive and Board positions within the automotive industry. Most recently, between 2014 and 2019, he was Executive Vice President, Motorcycle Engineering with BMW AG. Before joining BMW AG, he was a Member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer of MAN Truck and Bus, with responsibility for Engineering & Purchasing. In this role, he was responsible for product development, purchasing and planning. Prior to this, Dr. Schaller was Director of the Heavy Trucks business unit at MAN, after having headed various other departments. In these other roles, he led the development of alternative drive systems, including batteries, hybrids, natural gas, hydrogen in internal combustion and fuel cell applications, as well as advanced driver assistance systems, and heavy trucks.
“I am delighted to welcome Karl Viktor Schaller to the Board of Directors of Volta Trucks. His arrival coincides with significant, positive, engineering and manufacturing developments for the company, as we move into the production of the first full-electric Volta Zero prototype vehicles on our production line in Steyr, Austria”, commented Douglas Snyder, President of Luxor Capital Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volta Trucks. “And within just a few months, Volta Trucks will start production of customer vehicles, transitioning from a start-up to a vehicle manufacturer. Karl Viktor brings a wealth of engineering and product development experience to the Board that will help us support the Executive team achieve its ambitious goals, and within industry-leading timescales.”