Volkswagen Group carries on the reshuffling of its executives with a sudden go that sees VW brand profits and advertising manager Jürgen Stackmann changed by Porsche Automobiles North America’s CEO, Klaus Zellmer.
The transfer, productive September 15, 2020, is formally because of to the simple fact that Jürgen Stackmann “will leave the Volkswagen Group”. His successor, Klaus Zellmer, will presume the placement of Board Member for Income, Internet marketing and After Revenue at the Volkswagen Passenger Autos manufacturer straight away.
The actuality that there has been no advance discover has elevated some eyebrows in German media. In accordance to Automobilwoche, Stackmann has fallen out of favor with his superiors. He was blamed for the reality that the Golfing briefly had to give up market place management in Europe to the Renault Clio since of the botched launch of the Golf Mk8. Prime executives are also explained to blame him for accomplishing also minor to enhance revenue of Golf and Passat products. Of program, none of that is outlined in the official assertion.
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“Jürgen Stackmann has steered Income as a result of complicated occasions with terrific commitment and competence more than the final 5 many years. At the exact same time, he has geared up his division for the important transformation concerns struggling with our field. We are particularly grateful to him for these achievements“, stated Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Automobiles model.
As for Stackmann’s successor, VW brand’s CEO claimed: “Klaus Zellmer has more than 20 years’ experience in Profits and a deep knowing of the intercontinental auto sector. Collectively with him, we will systematically keep on to go after the study course set by ‘New Volkswagen’.’’ Klaus Zellmer has been with Porsche AG for 23 decades, most notably as CEO of Porsche Germany from 2010 to 2015 and president and CEO of Porsche Autos North The us (PCNA) from 2015 to 2020.
He will be succeeded at the helm of Porsche’s North The us subsidiary by Kjell Gruner, presently Main Promoting Officer and World-wide Vice President Advertising. Gruner will start out his new purpose with PCNA in Atlanta on November 1, 2020, with day-to-day functions of Porsche Automobiles North The usa to be shared amongst its CFO, Thierry Kartochian and its COO, Joe Lawrence right up until then.