Bentley’s new chairman

Time 6:55 am, June 6, 2012

BENTLEY Motors has announced the appointment of Dr Wolfgang Schreiber as its new chairman and chief executive.

Schreiber, 54, joins Bentley from his current role as CEO at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He will start his new role on September 1, 2012 and succeeds Wolfgang Dürheimer.

Dürheimer moves to become the member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi AG.

Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, an engineering graduate, joined the Volkswagen Group in 1984. He was made head of transmission and drivetrain development at the Volkswagen brand in 1996. His responsibility during that time included the development of transmission and drivetrain components for the Bentley Continental GT and Arnage.

He moved to Bugatti Engineering in 2003 to take up the post of technical director and later managing director of the car company over the next eight years. Schreiber has been the member of the board of management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles responsible for development since September 2006.

Speaking about the appointment, the chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen AG, Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn said: ‘Dr Schreiber and Mr Dürheimer have one important thing in common: they are both thoroughbred engineers and represent the technical expertise of Volkswagen Group. This is why I am absolutely certain that Dr Schreiber is the right man to continue the successful strategy at Bentley.’


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