VW’s Piech Isolated After CEO Slight as End of Era Looms

Volkswagen AG chairman Ferdinand Piech, left, with current VW CEO Martin Winterkorn.

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Ferdinand Piech, a grandson of the creator of the VW Beetle and patriarch of the German automaker for more than two decades, risks losing his grip on Volkswagen AG two years before his last term as chairman ends.

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