Volkswagen of America Inc. is shifting Len Hunt from Audi of America Inc. to run Volkswagen in the United States and Canada.
Hunt succeeds Frank Maguire, who retires this year.
Hunt's job at Audi will be filled by Axel Mees, who joins the automaker from rival BMW AG.
The appointments are effective March 1.
Hunt, 48, and Mees, 53, will report to Gerd Klauss, CEO of VWoA and Volkswagen Canada.
Hunt had been in charge of Audi of America since 1999.