Automobili Lamborghini is implementing changes at the top of its R&D structure. Rouven Mohr has been appointed as CTO (chief technical officer) of Lamborghini, moving on from his role as head of verification / validation whole vehicle at Audi AG in Germany. The other big change is that Maurizio Reggiani, who has spent more than half of his career as the head of Lamborghini’s technical department, is becoming vice president of motorsport at the company.
Reggiani will be responsible for the next strategic direction of Lamborghini’s entire motorsport division (Squadra Corse Lamborghini), which has enjoyed victories in GT championships in recent years. The move into the new position comes at a time of transition for the racing sector as it moves towards a more sustainable future, which he will have to reflect in future racing cars.
Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Lamborghini said of the appointments, “Maurizio Reggiani has been behind every fundamental decision that has enabled this company to achieve its records today. He was the father of Lamborghini’s most successful models, from the Aventador to the Urus, from the Huracán to the Countach LPI 800-4, models that have become icons in the history of this brand or will soon become so. His pioneering vision has given continuity to Lamborghini’s DNA, which has made the drive for innovation one of its founding values since 1963. Today, his deep and long experience in the automotive field will support one of the key strategic sectors, where we aim to continually increase our presence as protagonists. At the same time, we enthusiastically welcome Rouven Mohr back to the Lamborghini family, whose arrival comes at a crucial time of profound transformation for the company, in view of the upcoming electrification of the entire product range.”
Born in San Martino Spino (Modena) in 1959, Maurizio Reggiani was raised in the ‘motor valley’, close to Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati. He spent his professional life working with high-performance engines: first at Maserati, where he began his career in 1982 in the engine design and development department. He then Bugatti in Campogalliano, from 1987 to 1995, where he was responsible for the EB110 powertrain. Finally he joined Lamborghini in 1995 as project leader of the Murciélago, a role he held until 2001, when he was put in charge of the powertrain and suspension R&D division. In 2006 he was appointed CTO and in this role he defined the strategies behind the technological and design innovations of the V12, V10 and V8T models and special models.
Rouven Mohr was born in 1979 in Saarbrücken, Germany. After completing an engineering degree at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and a PhD in numerical mechanics, he joined Audi’s R&D department in 2008 as a test engineer for chassis durability, before gaining increasing responsibility until his appointment in 2014 as head of project management for whole vehicles, for Audi’s A3, TT, Q7 and Q8 models.
In 2017 he moved to Lamborghini, where he spent two years as head of whole vehicle development, overseeing the development of the Aventador, Huracán and Urus models, before returning to Audi as head of energy and weight management. In 2020 he was appointed as head of verification/validation whole vehicle, gaining experience that he now applies as he returns to Lamborghini as CTO.