Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hitzinger CEO 1961-1966

Walter Hitzinger’s career began at Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG in Austria in 1935.

Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hitzinger

After a stint at the aero-engine factory Flugmotorenwerke Ostmark,he became Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Management of the Austrian truck manufacturer Saurer-Werke AG in Vienna in 1945. After the Second World War, he initially set up a factory for electrical machinery and in 1952 moved on to Vereinigte Österreichische Eisen- und Stahlwerke AG (VÖEST), Linz. From 1961 to 1966, Hitzinger was Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG. He left the company in February 1966.

Chairmen of the Board The following is an overview of the Chairmen of the Board of Management at Daimler AG from 1937 until the present day. There have only been Chairmen of the Board of Management at Daimler AG since 1937 when it was still called Daimler-Benz AG.

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