Volkswagen Chief Retains Support; Car Maker Hires North American Chief – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Volkswagen AG appointed a former BMW AG executive to take charge of the company’s embattled North American operations, the car maker said Tuesday, as its top directors were embroiled in a crisis meeting to take stock of their efforts to resolve an emissions-cheating scandal.

Hinrich J. Woebcken, 55 years old, was appointed head of its North American region effective April 1 and responsible for Volkswagen brand passenger cars in the…

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