The Volkswagen Group has appointed a new boss in the automaker’s quality and design departments to speed up decision-making and improve coordination between the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands.
Effective January 1 Michael Neumeier While maintaining his position as Head of Quality at Audi, he will be in charge of the VW Group’s Quality Control Department.he exchanges Frank Welsh, as Head of Quality for the VW Group. Welsch is retiring from VW after nearly 30 years where he worked.
Also on January 1st, Michael Mauer At the same time as Design Chief of the Volkswagen Group, he will also take on the same role at Porsche.he exchanges Klaus Gisciola Those who leave the car maker.
The management changes follow a leadership restructuring announced in September by new VW Group CEO Oliver Blume.
This means that all important functions have been assigned to the group’s main brands, VW said in a statement Wednesday.
- VW brand oversees group production and procurement
- Audi takes charge of group sales and quality
- Porsche takes the lead in design and development
VW said the new structure would lead to clearer prioritization and faster implementation amid the sweeping changes the industry is experiencing.
By managing key functions of quality and design through the Audi and Porsche brands, the Volkswagen Group will be able to strengthen its customer focus, Blum said in a statement.
According to VW, Zyciora, whose maiden name was Bischoff, is leaving the company to pursue work outside the group.