DETROIT -- Len Hunt, who was due to take a marketing post at Bentley after an abrupt change of executives at Volkswagen of America Inc., has resigned from Volkswagen AG.
Hunt, 50, was due to take the position of board member for sales and marketing at Bentley Motors Group, VW Group's British luxury-car maker in Crewe, England.
VW said Thursday that Hunt has quit "and will pursue outside business opportunities," in an e-mail to employees and suppliers.
Last month, VW announced it had named Adrian Hallmark, 43, to replace Hunt as executive vice president in charge of the VW brand in North America. That surprise appointment was viewed as a reflection of increasing pressure to turn around U.S. operations under VW's new chief, Wolfgang Bernhard.
No one has been named to the Bentley post that Hunt was to have assumed.
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