Martin Winterkorn

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW brand boss Diess will cut expensive engineering habits, report says

Jan. 8, 2016 16:51 CET

VW brand chief Herbert Diess will reduce the automaker's expensive engineering habits by re-using technology and components and avoiding the fussing over details that was common under the company's previous leadership, Bloomberg reported....
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VW names new r&d, sales, design, production and product chiefs

Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 CET

Volkswagen named five new leaders for its development, sales, design, production and product divisions as the automaker rebuilds its executive ranks following the upheaval spurred by an emissions cheating scandal....
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VW will continue paying former CEO Winterkorn for another year, report says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Volkswagen's former CEO Martin Winterkorn will be paid by the carmaker until his contract expires in a year's time, sources close to the company's supervisory board told Reuters....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW knew fuel use in some cars was too high a year ago, report says

Nov. 29, 2015 19:28 CET

VW Group's top executives knew a year ago that some of the company's cars were much less fuel efficient than had been officially stated, a German newspaper reported. Former CEO Martin Winterkorn decided to stop sales of the Polo TDI BlueMotion because the discrepancy was particularly pronounced, the paper said....
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Winterkorn resigns as Audi chairman in wake of VW scandal

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Volkswagen AG's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned from his post as supervisory board chairman of the company's Audi brand, further scaling back his ties with Europe's largest automaker amid an investigation into violations of diesel-emissions tests that took place under his watch....
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VW CEO Mueller could be tainted by new EPA accusation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

New allegations from U.S. regulators that Volkswagen AG cheated on more diesel-powered models, including one Porsche, could be trouble for new CEO Matthias Mueller, who came from the company's prestigious sports-car maker....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Diesel scandal's winners and losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen's diesel scandal is so complex and wide-reaching that it will take months – if not years – before the company settles all of the matters related to its cheating on diesel emissions tests. And while there are plenty of losers as a result of the crisis, there are also some winners....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Dieselgate's winners and losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal is so complex and wide-reaching that it will take months – if not years – before the company settles all of the matters related to its cheating on diesel emissions tests. And while there are plenty of losers as a result of the crisis, there are also some winners....
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How VW stumbled so badly and what it needs to do to recover

Nov. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Despite VW's internal policing system, the manipulation affecting up to 11 million vehicles sold by the company worldwide was missed. The heart of the problem was VW's authoritarian corporate culture, say insiders and experts....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW cars still considered 'outstanding' by 65% of Germans, survey says

Oct. 19, 2015 14:09 CET

Two-thirds of Germans still believe VW builds "outstanding" cars despite the high-profile emissions-test cheating scandal that has damaged the company's image, a survey found....
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Guess who made the best CEOs list?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

The prestigious Harvard Business Review published its annual list of Best Performing CEOs last week, which included former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn, who resigned amid the diesel emissions scandal....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Former VW CEO Winterkorn steps down as head of Porsche holding company

Oct. 17, 2015 17:38 CET

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is stepping down as head of Porsche Automobil Holding, the family-owned holding company that controls a majority stake in Volkswagen. Hans Dieter Poetsch, new VW chairman, will replace him....
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Winterkorn steps down as CEO of Porsche Holding, VW's biggest shareholder

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2015

Volkswagen AG's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, will step down from his post running Porsche Automobil Holding, VW's biggest shareholder, succumbing to pressure to cut his ties amid an investigation into cheating on emissions tests. Talks are underway for Winterkorn to leave his remaining posts as chairman of VW's publicly traded Audi brand and the VW group's truck holding company, Bloomberg reported Saturday....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW must adjust strategy through 2025, Mueller says

Oct. 15, 2015 16:21 CET

VW Group needs to cede more power to brands and regions while pushing an investigation of the emissions scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Key points of VW's Strategy 2018, the blueprint of its push for scale drawn up under former CEO Martin Winterkorn, remain valid, Mueller said....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW veteran Vahland shunned North America post

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

VW's designated North America chief, Winfried Vahland, quit because Martin Winterkorn was no longer the automaker's CEO and because his wife didn't want to move to the U.S., a source said....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW veteran Vahland shunned North America post

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

VW's designated North America chief, Winfried Vahland, quit because Martin Winterkorn was no longer the automaker's CEO and because his wife didn't want to move to the U.S., a source said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Winterkorn to step down from remaining VW Group posts, report says

Oct. 12, 2015 09:38 CET

Martin Winterkorn, who quit as VW Group CEO last month, will step down from his remaining posts at the company that include the Audi chairman position and CEO of Porsche SE, German media said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Fear and respect: VW's culture under Winterkorn

Oct. 10, 2015 16:24 CET

Like many chief executives, Martin Winterkorn was a demanding boss who didn't like failure. But critics say the pressure on managers at Volkswagen was unusual, which may go some way to explaining the automaker's crisis....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Pischetsrieder, Bernhard deny involvement in VW diesel scandal

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Former VW Group CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder and ex-VW brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard deny involvement in the automaker's use of software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests....
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VW turns to insiders to probe, recover from emissions violations

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Volkswagen AG will rely on a small group of company insiders to lead its recovery from a diesel-emissions scandal that's left regulators, investors and 11 million customers still awaiting answers two weeks after it disclosed violations of U.S. environmental laws....
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Winterkorn remains in four key VW posts

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Martin Winterkorn, the former boss of Volkswagen who quit last week saying he wanted to give the German carmaker a "fresh start" to tackle a scandal over rigged vehicle emissions tests, remains in four key positions involved with the group....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET

German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW CEO Mueller will brief board committee on diesel investigation

Sept. 30, 2015 14:27 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will brief the leadership committee of the company's board on the findings of an internal investigation as the automaker struggles to explain cheating in U.S. emissions tests....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Porsche names Blume new CEO

Sept. 30, 2015 14:50 CET

Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume as the new CEO at the VW Group subsidiary. The company also said that Porsche North America chief Detlev von Platen would succeed Bernhard Maier as the automaker's global sales boss....
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