Helmut Stettner, born in 1960 in Waiblingen in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, is married and has two children.
After completing a metalworker’s apprenticeship, Helmut Stettner studied mechanical engineering as well as industrial engineering and management.
Following several stages of his career including a senior position at AMG GmbH, he moved to quattro GmbH at the Audi Group in 1999. At quattro GmbH, he was Head of Production, where his responsibilities included the start of production of the first generation of the Audi R8 high-performance sports car at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm.
In 2011, Stettner was made Plant and Production Director at FAW/VW Automotive Co. Ltd. in Changchun, China.
Since January 1, 2016, Helmut Stettner has been Plant Director at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm.