MUNICH -- Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume to be its new CEO, and North America boss Detlev von Platen to be global sales and marketing leader as part of a VW Group management shakeup in the wake of the automaker’s diesel-emissions scandal.
Porsche, in a statement, said von Platen's successor in North America "will be announced in the near future."
Blume, 47, a former manager at VW's Audi division who has overseen production at Porsche since 2013, will replace Matthias Mueller, who on Friday was named CEO of Volkswagen AG.
The VW-group controlled sports car maker is grappling with the loss of several executives since its parent was rocked by the Sept. 18 admission that it cheated on U.S. vehicle emissions tests.
As a result of the management shake-up at VW Group, Porsche also lost its global sales boss as Bernhard Maier, 55, was tapped to become CEO at VW Czech subsidiary Skoda.
Von Platen, 51, will relocate to Porsche's headquarters in Zuffenhausen from Atlanta as he replaces Maier. Von Platen has been CEO of Porsche Cars North America for a little more than seven years.