Press release

Ingolstadt, 2013-06-21

Ulrich Hackenberg appointed new Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG as of July 1, 2013

  • Also to be responsible for the technical development of all VW Group brands
  • Wolfgang Dürheimer to take on other management responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group
  • Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “We thank Wolfgang Dürheimer for his dedicated performance.”

Ulrich Hackenberg

Ulrich Hackenberg (63) will take over the position of Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG as of July 1, 2013. His tasks will additionally include responsibility for the technical development of all Volkswagen Group brands. Wolfgang Dürheimer (55), who has been Board Member for Technical Development at Audi since September 1, 2012, will move to another position within the Volkswagen Group.

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, praised Wolfgang Dürheimer’s time at Audi as a phase of intensive work in important areas regarding future mobility: “On behalf of the entire Audi Board of Management, I thank Wolfgang Dürheimer for his dedicated performance.”

Ulrich Hackenberg has been a member of Volkswagen’s Brand Board for Technical Development since February 2007. He gained his doctorate in automotive technology at RWTH Aachen University in 1985 and then came to AUDI AG. In 1989 he was in charge of “Concept Definition” and later he was responsible for the technical project management of the entire product range.

In 1998 Hackenberg moved to Volkswagen AG and was responsible for the areas of  “Superstructure Development” and “Concept Development”. He also restructured Technical Development at Rolls Royce Bentley Motor Cars Ltd. as a Member of the Board and planned the new Bentley model range. In 2002, Hackenberg moved back to AUDI AG, where he was in charge of the areas of “Concept Development”, “Superstructure Development” and “Electrics/Electronics”.  He also developed the “Modular Longitudinal Matrix”.

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “We are delighted that Ulrich Hackenberg, an outstanding engineer and Audi expert, is returning to our brand, and he will also be responsible for the technical development of all the car brands within the Volkswagen Group. This strengthens the role of our brand within the overall Group.”

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