Dr. Bernhard Steiner was appointed Chairman of the Board of Clean Diesel and elected a director in September 2004. In January 2006 Dr. Steiner was also appointed to the position of President.
Steiner was Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Sweden-based Wayfinder Systems AB, which has launched server-based navigation systems for mobile phones and has become the market leader in the field. From 1999 through March 2003, Steiner served in varying positions with Motorola, Inc. beginning as Director, Strategic Marketing and New Business Development for the Integrated Electronics Systems Sector, working with four business groups: automotive, telematics, energy systems and computer platforms. Within one year Steiner was promoted to Director, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, and then to General Manager Global Solutions, for the company’s personal communication sector, where he created and grew a team of more than 200 professionals to enter into the hardware services and application business. From 1994 through 1998, Steiner held the position of Group Managing Director at London-based NXT PLC, where he was involved in strategic planning including M&A and technical developments to ensure the Group’s continued growth and profitability. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Huntingdon, UK-based Mission Electronics and Leeds and UK-based Wharfedale International Limited under NXT PLC, where he restructured the companies to integrate them into the company and make them profitable.
Steiner received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He speaks several languages, including German, Italian, French and English, and resides in Mainz-Kostheim in Germany.