Werner Eikenbusch
BMW Manufacturing Co.
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Biography

Werner Eikenbusch is Manager of Talent Management for Corporate HR, Americas Region, at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Eikenbusch, himself a product of apprenticeship and engineering programs in Germany and the USA, helped create several new talent development programs for BMW. Most notably, the BMW Scholars program, created in 2011, is a dual study/work education program in which students enroll full time at local technical colleges for two years while also training as apprentices in the BMW factory for 20 hours a week; the Engineering & Operations Management Development Program, created in 2008, develops recent college graduates through a 2 year rotational program. Eikenbusch was previously a HR Manager for BMW of North America, Inc. in New Jersey and, before that, was a manufacturing engineer for BMW AG in Munich.  He holds a MS degree in Management Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he was also a Fulbright Scholar, and a Dipl. Ing. (FH) Maschinenbau, earned in Germany.

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