BMW Manufacturing Announces New Vice President

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 06/30/2009

Richard Morris has been named Assembly Vice President at BMW Manufacturing Co., succeeding Barbara Bergmeier, the company announced today.

Morris began his career with BMW Manufacturing in 1993 following almost 10 years in Quality Engineering positions with various automotive manufacturers in the United States.

Since 1993, Morris has held numerous positions with BMW Manufacturing, including a 2-year assignment in Germany where he served as the project leader for the next generation X5 Sports Activity Vehicle launched in 2006. Most recently, Morris served as Assembly Manager.

Morris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute and earned his MBA from Clemson University. He is married with 2 children.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; and a design firm and technology office in California. For more information on BMW Manufacturing, visit

Production Figures

  • 2018 Production - September
    • X3 Vehicles: 11,521
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,331
    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
  • Number of jobs – 10,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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