Volkswagen Group news
MAN CEO resigns . . .
Dr. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen is to resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MAN SE as of 30 September 2015. He will continue to serve the Volkswagen Group, MAN’s parent company, in an advisory capacity.
Replacing Dr. Pachta-Reyhofen will be Joachim Drees, who will start his new position from 1 October 2015. Joachim has managed MAN Truck & Bus AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN SE, since 1 April 2015 and is at the same time a member of the Board of Directors at Volkswagen Truck & Bus Holding.
. . . and new R&D Head at VW Truck & Bus
Lars Stenqvist, Senior Vice President and Head of Vehicle Definition at Scania, has been appointed Head of Research and Development at Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, the Volkswagen Group’s holding company for the medium and heavy truck and bus brands. Lars joined Scania in 1992 after graduating at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He began his Scania career by working at several of the company’s production units. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Head of Scania’s chassis assembly operations in the Netherlands. Since 2004, he has worked within the company’s research and development operations and in 2007 was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Vehicle Definition.