IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saab's Peter Dörrich awarded Manager of the year by Position

The Swedish magazine Position, which is a magazine for managers and decision makers published by the white-collar labor union Unionen, has awarded Peter Dörrich of Saab the Manager award of 2011. The award also includes a SEK 20,000 prize. The award will be presented today at the Competence Fair in Stockholm.

"I want to know how my colleagues feel and how it is at home. Work and life at home are not two separate worlds. It is a whole. If one part doesn't work, then the other doesn't either," said Peter Dörrich when explaining his manager approach.

The motivation for the award:
Peter Dörrich is well worth to receive the Position's Manager award for 2011.
500,000 members of the Unionen have had the chance to nominate the most popular manager and of all the nominees, the magazine's jury has decided that he is the best.
He is been hailed by both the fellow managers and employees and Unionen's representatives with words like "confident, encouraging, empathetic, determined, informative."
He cares about all the individuals in his group, supports and pushes them, takes the time to listen and guides them to good results. In the turbulent situation that Saab has long been in, Peter Dörrich has been a safe and informative leader who has always been available and shown compassion.

For us Saab enthusiasts, Peter Dörrich is probably best known as the man who led the development of the Saab 9-4X. A project he describes as the high light of his career so far:

"I have really longed for such an assignment, to be given the responsibility, to accomplish something concrete to feel pride over. It has been a wonderful time!"

Peter Dörrich has been at Saab since 1979. During this time he has worked for Saab and GM both in the USA and Japan. He currently holds the position of Vehicle Chief Engineer Compact & Mid-size vehicles at Saab.

A big congratulations to Peter Dörrich!