The Volkswagen and Audi brands are to have new Board Members obliged for development. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, formerly Member of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen code obliged for development, has been allocated Board Member for technical growth during AUDI AG. At a same time, he is to assume shortcoming for a growth coordination of a Volkswagen Group. Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, formerly Head of Powertrain Development of a Volkswagen Group, succeeds Hackenberg as Board Member for growth of a Volkswagen brand, maintaining his duty as Head of Group Powertrain Development. Wolfgang Dürheimer, formerly Board Member for technical growth during Audi, is to send to another duty within a Group; he will sojourn General Representative of a Volkswagen Group obliged for motorsport. The changes are to take outcome as of Jul 1, 2013.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (63) has been Member of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen code obliged for growth given Feb 2007. He performed a doctorate in automotive engineering from Aachen Technical University (RWTH) in 1985 and afterwards assimilated AUDI AG. At Audi, he became Head of Concept Definition in 1989 and after Head of Technical Project Management for a whole product range. In 1998, Hackenberg assimilated Volkswagen AG , where he was obliged for physique growth and newcomer automobile judgment development. He also restructured technical growth during Rolls Royce Bentley Motor Cars Ltd. as Member of a Board and was obliged for building a judgment of a Bentley indication range. In 2002, he returned to AUDI AG, where he was obliged for concept, bodywork and electrical/electronic development; a systems he grown in this position enclosed a “modular longitudinal system”.
Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer (53) is a automatic operative and binds a doctorate from Aachen Technical University (RWTH). He started his career as a comparison operative with FEV Motorentechnik. In 1996, he assimilated Porsche AG as plan manager for engine development. From 1998, he was Head of Engine Design with Porsche and became Head of Drivetrain Development in 2001. He was allocated Head of Powertrain Development of a Volkswagen Passenger Cars code in 2011 and Head of Powertrain Development of a Volkswagen Group in 2012.
Wolfgang Dürheimer (55) started his career in 1986 with BMW, where he hold several government positions until 1998. Finally, he was Member of a Board of Management obliged for research, growth and plan management.
In 1999, he assimilated Porsche AG, where he became Board Member for investigate and growth in 2001. In 2011, he was allocated CEO of Bentley Motors and Bugatti and insincere shortcoming for Group motorsports. From Sep 2012, he was Member of a Board of Management of AUDI AG obliged for technical growth and General Representative of a Volkswagen Group for motorsport.