Volkswagen AG: Personnel Changes in Production

Volkswagen AG: Personnel Changes in Production 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/27/14 --  Volkswagen AG 


 
--  Frank Fischer takes over as plant manager at Volkswagen's Emden plant
--  Christian Koch to head Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga
--  Jens Herrmann plant manager and head of vehicle production in
    Wolfsburg
--  Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig appointed management spokesperson at
    Volkswagen Sachsen

  
Frank Fischer (52), currently head of the Volkswagen plant in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, is to take over as manager of
Volkswagen's Emden plant. Christian Koch (50), currently managing
director, D class at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, will lead the
Chattanooga plant. Fischer takes over from Jens Herrmann (55), who
has been named plant manager and head of vehicle production in
Wolfsburg. Herrmann succeeds Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig (59), who has
been appointed management spokesperson at Volkswagen Sachsen. These
changes take effect from April 2014. 
Frank Fischer, who holds an engineering degree and an MBA, studied at
RWTH Aachen and the University of Washington in Seattle. Fischer
joined the Volkswagen Group in 1991 and was jointly responsible for
basic strategic issues and competition benchmarking before taking
charge of the body shop at the Wolfsburg plant and subsequently
moving to Emden as head of production in 2001. He became plant
manager in Brunswick in 2005. He headed the project team for the new
plant in Chattanooga from 2008, and was appointed plant manager there
in 2010. 
Christian Koch holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is also
an MBA graduate. He joined Volkswagen in 1990, holding posts in
powertrain and component planning in the production technology
department at the Salzgitter plant until 1998. Following various
management positions at Volkswagen Sachsen and the Salzgitter plant,
he assumed responsibility in 2004 for establishing a joint venture in
Shanghai for the local production of an inline 4-cylinder petrol
engine. This was followed by further senior management posts in
China, including his appointment as President of the Chengdu Branch
of FAW-Volkswagen in 2010. Koch was named managing director, D class
at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH in 2013. 
Jens Herrmann holds an engineering degree. He began his career with
the Volkswagen 
Group in 1988, and was appointed head of industrial
engineering for vehicle construction at the Wolfsburg plant in 1994,
assuming responsibility for a production line in 1999. He switched to
the SEAT brand in 2003, becoming an assembly manager in Barcelona. On
his return to Wolfsburg in 2006, he was assigned general
responsibility for vehicle assembly at the main plant. Herrmann
became production manager at Emden in 2008, and was appointed plant
manager there in 2010. 
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig holds a doctorate in mechanical
engineering and is professor of production technology and logistics
at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfsburg. He began his
career with Volkswagen in Wolfsburg in 1978. After holding a number
of different positions at the Salzgitter, Emden and Wolfsburg plants,
he was appointed head of the logistics planning department at
Volkswagen Brand Logistics in 1989, becoming head of logistics at the
Volkswagen plant in Emden in 1994, then head of production in 1996
and acting head of the Emden plant in 1997. Fiebig was appointed to
the post of technical director and management spokesperson at the
Volkswagen plant in Brussels in 1998, and was named head of the Emden
plant in 2003. He was placed in charge of site management and became
head of Golf production at Wolfsburg in 2007, before taking up the
post as plant manager and head of vehicle production in Wolfsburg in
2008. 
Volkswagen Group Communications 
Spokesperson for Human Resources 
Markus Schlesag
Phone: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-87115
E-mail: markus.schlesag1@volkswagen.de 
www.volkswagen-media-services.com 
www.volkswagenag.com 
 
 
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