Member of the Board for Engineering
Frech joined Bentley Motors from Porsche AG where he was Director for Complete Vehicle Engineering and Quality. He succeeded Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, who took up the position of Managing Director with the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), the German Association of the Automotive Industry.
Frech joined Porsche in 1983 and worked as an engine development engineer before taking responsibility for simulation and testing. After he became Porsche’s Director for Complete Vehicle Engineering in 2001, he was instrumental in the expansion of the Porsche model range including both the Cayenne and Panamera in addition to the sports cars of the Zuffenhausen manufacturer.
Rolf Frech, who is married with two daughters, started his new role at Bentley on 1st November 2011.