Volkswagen Group has appointed new bosses for the automaker's quality and design divisions to speed up decision-making and improve coordination between the VW, Audi and Porsche brands.
Effective Jan. 1, Michael Neumayer will be in charge of VW Group's quality management division while retaining his position as Audi's head of quality. He will replace Frank Welsch, as VW Group's quality chief. Welsch is retiring after nearly 30 years of service with VW.
Also on Jan. 1, Michael Mauer will become VW Group design chief, while also retaining the same role at Porsche. He will replace Klaus Zyciora who is leaving the automaker.