Porsche Names New CEO in Wake of VW Emissions Scandal

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Porsche’s current head of production and logistics, Oliver Blume, has been named the new CEO of the company effective October 1, 2015.

Volkswagen’s top brass have been playing a game of musical chairs ever since Dr. Martin Winterkorn resigned his post as CEO of Volkswagen amidst the diesel emissions scandal. He was then replaced with Matthias Mueller, who left his post as the head of Porsche. Blume is also a former manager at Audi.

In the aftermath of the scandal, Porsche also lost its global sales boss Bernhard Maier, who was tapped to run VW’s Czech subsidiary Skoda, after that divison’s boss was moved to a new post overseeing North America. On top of that, Porsche’s current North American Boss, Detlev von Platen, will replace Maier.

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The new head of Porsche North America “will be announced in the near future.”

“Ever since 2010, Matthias Müller has been the ‘turbocharger’, the driving force for great advances at Porsche. He embodies our Porsche DNA,” said Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Group Works Council of Porsche. “We are not happy to see him go. But his successor, Oliver Blume, is no budding manager; rather he is in full bloom. He has the right drive technology in him, and he is a Porsche person through and through.”

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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