Management changes at Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH

Lingyun Industrial Corporation Limited, sole shareholder in Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH, has appointed Mr. Helge Bender and Ms. Ying Zheng to the Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH management team to assist in the company’s current growth and future alignment.



Horst Bardehle has been appointed to manage Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH as the company’s CEO, effective as of 1 October 2018. An automotive expert and graduate in mechanical engineering, Mr. Bardehle has experience in managing companies, developing premium automobiles, and automotive engineering and consulting.

Mr. Bardehle was last employed as a member of the management team at a leading automotive supplier where he was responsible for automotive engineering in his role as the automotive supplier’s CEO. Before that, Mr. Bardehle served in the management team of a leading engineering and consulting business for several years after occupying a variety of management positions for more than sixteen years, which included strategic project management in a vehicle project at a premium OEM.

Mr. Bardehle will be taking general responsibility at Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH, specifically Operations, Human Resources, IT, and Quality Management.


Mr. Helge Bender has been appointed as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) effective as of 1 October 2018 with responsibility for Sales & Marketing as well as the technical departments comprising Research & Development, Project Management and Technology. I addition, Mr. Bender will be responsible for the Leon, Mexico location of Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH as well as the company’s joint venture in Shenyang, China.

Ms. Ying Zheng has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for Financing, Controlling, Purchasing and Legal.

Waldaschaff, October 2018