Jonathan Browning will replace Stefan Jacoby as Volkswagen Group of America’s CEO starting next month. A veteran of Ford and General Motors, Browning joined VW in June of this year, and is expected to oversee major developments in Volkswagen’s North American operations, including their new Tennessee factory and their aim of selling 800,000 VW brand cars by 2018.
“Volkswagen will play an even stronger role in the important U.S. market going forward,” said Christian Klingler, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG for Sales. “Jonathan Browning is an acknowledged expert on this market, its customers and its sales structures.”
During his tenure with the GM and Ford, Browning oversaw both the Vauxhall and Jaguar brands during the earlier part of the decade.