Matthias Müller is on the road as Volkswagen's CEO, in the midst of a diesel exhaust scandal that shook the world's largest automobile manufacturer. Today, the company has confirmed the move and has appointed Brand CEO Herbert Diess to the forefront of his work.
Müller had been in the lead group for only three years, and while the boss was never involved in the scandal, many were in the industry. The industry believes he did not impose changes quickly enough after information came to light.
Last year, the company was $ 2.8 billion in the US, raising the cost of the scandal to around $ 30 billion, according to NBC. Volkswagen was one of several automakers that adapted emissions during the lab test to meet environmental standards.
Earlier this week, the company announced that it was considering replacing the CEO. The company today issued a statement in which she thanked Mueller for his time, which she described as the "greatest challenge of her history."
Member of the Executive Board Hans Dieter Pötsch adds with exuberance: "Together with his team, he fundamentally reoriented the Group's strategy, initiated the cultural change and ensured with great personal commitment that the Volkswagen Group not only remains on course, But he is more robust than ever, thanks for the whole company. "
The new VW CEO Herbert Diess joined the company in 2015 after BMW's time. As the BBC states, Diess has already demonstrated a split in the company due to clashes with the unions and cost-cutting attempts in the company.
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