Volkswagen Hires Former Mercedes R&D CEO Johann Jungwirth Away From Apple

Volkswagen Hires Former Mercedes R&D CEO Johann Jungwirth Away From Apple

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Johann Jungwirth has been appointed as Head of the Volkswagen Group's newly-established Digitalization Strategy Department effective November 1, 2015.

Jungwirth was reportedly hired away from Mercedes by Apple to work on the company's secret car program. His official position was Director, Mac Systems Engineering where he was responsible for innovation in design and engineering in product development as well as hiring, growing and leading a multicultural research & development team and supporting the Special Projects Group.

In 2009 Jungwirth was appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America to head the Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA (USA), with additional international locations. From the center in Silicon Valley, Jungwirth and his team were responsible for all research and development business units in the US market such as autonomous driving, powertrain and electric drive, technology and vehicle development, as well as telematics and user interaction design. From 2008 to 2014 Jungwirth was also Vice-President Infotainment and Telematics responsible for all research, engineering and product development for infotainment and connected car solutions.

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Volkswagen Hires Former Mercedes R&D CEO Johann Jungwirth Away From Apple
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