Porsche AG Will Soon Name Former CEO Matthias Müller’s Successor

In the midst of Volkswagen’s recent diesel-cheating scandal, several executives have departed from the automaker, including former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who stepped down from his role last Wednesday.

He’s since been replaced by former Porsche AG CEO Matthias Müller (pictured), leaving that marque without a chief. But perhaps not for long; Reuters reports that Porsche AG is expected to name Production Chief Oliver Blume as the sportscar-manufacturer’s new CEO.

Mr. Blume previously served as a manager at Volkswagen’s Audi brand, before taking on his current role with Porsche AG in 2013, according to Reuters. Porsche’s Personnel Chief, Thomas Edig, departed from the brand to lead Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division about the same time as Müller was brought up to Volkswagen CEO, and Porsche AG Development Chief Wolfgang Hatz has been suspended by the supervisory board following the diesel emissions scandal.

This means that Porsche AG, along with its Volkswagen Group parent company, may likely see a lot more executive shuffling in the near future – even after Blume takes the helm.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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