FRANKFURT -- Porsche named Volkswagen Group veteran Albrecht Reimold, 54, as its production boss to replace Oliver Blume, who was promoted to company CEO on Oct. 1.
The move was the latest management change announced at Volkswagen in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal.
Reimold, a German national, will take up the role on February 1. He is currently head of VW Group’s plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.
"Over his many years of working in various roles at the Volkswagen Group, Albrecht Reimold has built up great knowledge. Porsche will benefit significantly from that," Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of Porsche, said in a statement.
Born in Baden Wuerttemberg, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, Reimhold trained as a toolmaker before studying production technology.