Former Volkswagen commercial CEO, Wolfgang Schreiber has been appointed to new roles within the VW Group.
The 54 year-old becomes chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, as well as president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer in both roles.
Schreiber joined Volkswagen Group in 1984 and has held a variety of positions within the group, starting with his appointment to head of transmission and drivetrain development in 1996. He was later appointed technical director, before progressing to managing director of Bugatti Engineering. Since 2006, Schreiber has held the position of CEO of Volkswagen commercial group.
“Dr Schreiber and Mr Dürheimer have one important thing in common: they are both thoroughbred engineers and represent the technical expertise of Volkswagen Group,” said chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen AG, Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn. “This is why I am absolutely certain that Dr Schreiber is the right man to continue the successful strategy at Bentley.”
“For an engineer there is no better place to work than Bugatti,” commented Schreiber on his new appointment. “Pushing the limits of technological achievements in automobiles to new heights on a daily basis is what makes Bugatti unique.” Whilst speaking of his appointment within Bentley, he added; “We will work hard to bring the Bentley SUV from concept stage into series production and thus establish a third successful model line for the company.”
Schreiber will take up his new role from September 1, when Wolfgang Dürheimer will move on to become a member of the board of management for technical development at Audi AG, following a sixteen-month tenure with the two luxury brands. His time with each has seen the development of various one-off Veyron models, as well as the new Continental V8 and the controversial EXP 9F SUV concept from Geneva 2012.