Markus Duesmann to head Audi’s research and development division

Markus Duesmann

Markus Duesmann, the head of Audi, is going to also head the research and development division at Volkswagen’s premium brand, two sources informed Reuters on Thursday. Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi’s current head of development, will retire. Markus Duesmann was born on June 23, 1969 in Heek, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In 1991, he finished his studies of […]

Audi’s Hungarian plant to stop production on Monday

Audi Q8 sport concept

Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand will stop output at its plant located in Hungary on Monday, the factory stated, following Volkswagen’s announcement of a suspension of production at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. “In light of the clearly worse sales prospects and the uncertainties emerging in component supply (because of the coronavirus pandemic), Volkswagen […]

Former BMW executive Markus Duesmann tasked with reinventing Audi

Volkswagen on Friday selected former BMW executive Markus Duesmann to reinvent Audi as the German premium brand appears to have lost key engineering know-how and influence following the 2015 diesel-cheating scandal. Duesmann will become chief executive of Audi and together with that he will take on board level responsibility for research and development at Volkswagen […]