BMW Manufacturing Co. Names New Vice President

GREER, S.C. - 11/01/2007

BMW Manufacturing Co. has named Dr. Carsten Regent vice president for Total Vehicle, Quality Management and Engineering.

Regent joined BMW in 1998, working in Assembly at the Munich factory. Since then, he has filled a variety of roles in Planning, Analysis and Quality. He holds a doctorate in manufacturing engineering from Hannover.

He and his wife have two children.

Regent replaces Peter Gilliam, who has moved to the Dingolfing plant in Germany.

BMW Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of the BMW Group based in Munich, Germany, is the exclusive manufacturer of the Z4 and M Roadster, Z4 and M Coupe in addition to the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. Its website address is In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW’s North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America, and a design firm in California.

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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