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April 18, 2007

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Volkswagen announced new appointments in China, Mexico and Salzgitter

Volkswagen made the following announcement concerning new management appointments in the Volkswagen Group to become effective on May 1, 2007:


Rudolf Krebs


Manfred Mazen


Jens Hadler

Dr. Rudolf Krebs (50), at present Director of Powertrain Development at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, becomes Plant Manager at the Salzgitter plant. He succeeds Manfred Mazen (55), who becomes Technical Vice President at FAW Volkswagen Automotive in Changchun (China)

In China, Mazen replaces Otto Joos (51), who has been appointed Member of the Board of Management for Production at Volkswagen de México. To date, these duties have been performed by Otto Lindner in addition to his responsibilities as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen de México.

Dr. Jens Hadler (41), currently responsible for model series development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, succeeds Dr. Rudolf Krebs.

Dr. Rudolf Krebs studied mechanical engineering and joined the Group in 1996. He was responsible for gasoline engine predevelopment in Wolfsburg until 2002 and then moved to Audi AG in Ingolstadt, where he also held responsibility for various engine development departments until 2005, before becoming head of powertrain development at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft in Wolfsburg.

Manfred Mazen joined the Group in 1977. The engineering graduate’s posts included powertrain production at Skoda. He is already familiar with FAW from his time as head of powertrain assembly between 1997 and 1999. He subsequently assumed responsibility for vehicle production at the Mosel plant. In 2000 he was appointed head of production at the Kassel plant before moving to Salzgitter in 2004.

Otto Joos studied mechanical engineering and vehicle construction, joining Volkswagen in 1979. His posts included head of the vehicle assembly department at the Wolfsburg plant, and he became Plant Manager in Mexico in 1994. He was appointed Plant Manager at Emden in 1998 and has been with FAW since 2004.



 


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