Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jonathan Browning Leaving VW of America, Michael Horn Takes Over

Jonathan Browning, 54, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America since 2010, is leaving the Group for personal reasons and returning to the UK. Michael Horn, 51, Head of Volkswagen Global After Sales, who joined Volkswagen in 1990, will become President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America on January 1, 2014.

Axel Schulte-Hürmann, 52, succeeds Horn in After Sales of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. Ludger Fretzen, 48, will be the new Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Sales, North America, succeeding Terence Johnsson who moves to Head of Overseas Sales with Audi.

Volkswagen of America reported 30,727 vehicles delivered in November, down 16.3 percent from a year ago but still the second highest level since 1973. Year-to-date sales of 373,689 is a 5.3 percent decline from 2012.