Axel Scheiben was named Director Rüsselsheim Plants on June 1, 2006. Born on November 26, 1957 in Bochum, he holds degrees in engineering and economics from the university in Bochum. He joined the GM/Opel organization in 1985 and expanded his studies at the General Motors Institute in the USA. He held various management positions in the company from 1994 in Rüsselsheim and Zürich. In 1997 he returned to Bochum where his areas of responsibility included quality assurance, final assembly and the paint shop. Most recently he was Director of Manufacturing at the Bochum plant.
Axel Scheiben is married and has one daughter.