Volkswagen Group announces the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, VW Group of America.
Through mutual agreement with VW, Horn will be leaving to pursue other opportunities effective immediately. On an interim basis, Hinrich J. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of VW Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of VW Group of America.
“I want personally to say ‘thank you’ to Michael Horn for the great work he has done for the brand and with the dealers in the US,” said Herbert Diess, CEO of VW brand. “During his time in the US, Michael Horn built up a strong relationship with our national dealer body and showed exemplary leadership during difficult times for the brand,” he added.
Michael Horn (54) assumed the role as president and CEO of VW Group of America in January 2014 and has over 25 years of experience with the Group. Prior to his current role, Horn served as the Global Head of After Sales at VW. Horn joined the automaker in 1990 and has held many roles of increasing responsibility within the brand over his tenure, including Head of VW sales North West Europe, Head of sales and marketing luxury class vehicles, and Head of sales for Europe.