Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the lesser-known operating arm and brand of the VW Group, has announced changes to its board of management. Specifically, Speaker of the VW Brand Board of Management and member for Technical Development, Dr. Eckhard Scholz, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Management, while Joachim Rothenpieler has been named board member for Technical Development. The changes are effective July 1st, 2014.
Dr. Eckhard Scholz
Dr. Scholz is an engineering graduate and joined the VW Group in 1991. He has held various management positions in Technical Development at the Volkswagen brand in Wolfsburg from 1996 to 2007, most lately as head of car body development. Scholz was appointed member of the Board of Directors of ŠKODA responsible for Technical Development in April 2007. He has held the Speaker of the Brand Board of Management and board member for Technical Development posts since September 2012.
Mr. Rothenpieler is an engineering graduate and joined the VW Group in 1986. From 1994, he held various senior management positions in vehicle and powertrain development at the ŠKODA, Bentley, and Volkswagen (Passenger Cars) brands. He was named head of quality assurance at Volkswagen AG in 2007 and appointed board of management spokesman and managing director for engineering at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH in 2010.