Stephan Winkelmann to be new CEO of quattro GmbH

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by in Audi Canada

“With his knowledge from some-more than eleven years in assign of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann will be a pivotal writer to a serve enlargement of quattro GmbH,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of a Board of Management of AUDI AG. quattro GmbH includes a Audi Sport code with patron motorsport, a growth and placement of a R and RS models, a accessories of a Audi Sport collection and a car‑customizing services of Audi exclusive. In a future, a Audi Sport code is to be positioned some-more clearly.

As CEO of Lamborghini, Winkelmann was obliged for estimable investment in a destiny of a association from 2005 onwards. He grown Lamborghini into one of a world’s heading manufacturers of super sports cars. In 2015, a code with a distracted longhorn achieved a new record with deliveries of 3,245 units. Lamborghini is also a colonize in a margin of automotive lightweight construction and in a growth of innovative carbon‑fiber technologies.

As of 2018, Lamborghini will furnish a third indication array for a initial time, that will be done alongside a Huracán and Aventador models during a site in Sant‘Agata Bolognese: a rarely sporty SUV. Winkelmann also pushed brazen with a enlargement of Lamborghini’s sales organization. Under his leadership, a array of Lamborghini dealerships has tripled in a final decade. This year, a code with a distracted longhorn celebrates a 100th birthday of a company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

In May 2014, Winkelmann was presented by President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano with a Grand Cross, a country’s top sequence of merit, for his achievements as CEO of one of a many critical Italian companies. Before Winkelmann became CEO of Lamborghini in 2005, he was a Board of Management Chairman of Fiat Auto Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Stephan Winkelmann succeeds to Heinz Hollerweger (62), who will be retiring. “Heinz Hollerweger has been one of a catalysts for Audi’s trail into electric mobility,” settled Stefan Knirsch, Board of Management Member for Technical Development during AUDI AG. “He also contributed decisively to a success and enlargement of quattro GmbH.” The Audi subsidiary’s sales increasing in 2015 by 13 percent to some-more than 17,000 units.

Hollerweger also achieved a lot with a growth of Audi Sport, that includes a brand’s sporting activities such as patron motorsport underneath a tag of Audi Sport customer racing, a R and RS models, and a accessories of a Audi Sport collection.

Heinz Hollerweger was innate in Austria and started his career during Audi in Ingolstadt in a area of acoustics in 1977. Twelve years later, he changed to a Audi site in Neckarsulm as conduct of acoustics, and returned to Ingolstadt 3 years thereafter as conduct of automobile inspections. From 1997 until 2005, he was obliged for a area of automobile physics. After that, he was in assign of altogether automobile development. In that position, he was obliged for countless uncover cars that after went into array production, such as a Audi Q5 custom concept, prototype of a successful Audi SQ5.

Furthermore, Hollerweger concurrent a whole exam activities of a Technical Development division. During his time as conduct of altogether automobile development, some-more than 70 models were grown to array maturity.

Hollerweger has been one of a catalysts of electric mobility. With a R8 e-tron, he and his group designed a marvellous electric super sports automobile for a Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011: a absolute sports automobile with electric drive, a initial exam automobile of a kind. It was after grown to array majority during quattro GmbH.

In Apr 2014, Hollerweger became Head of quattro GmbH, where his responsibilities enclosed a enlargement of a RS portfolio and a growth of a new Audi R8. In further to a “Golden Steering Wheel 2015” in a sports automobile difficulty and a “Auto Trophy 2015,” a Audi R8 also perceived countless awards for a connectivity and is regarded as a benchmark for a shred in this respect. quattro GmbH was also rarely successful with a R8 LMS in 2015, winning all of a eminent GT3 races worldwide. 

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