VW Group production chief Michael Macht steps down from his post

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2014

Something is wrong at Volkswagen as Michael Macht a.k.a. the man who oversaw the introduction of the company’s new MQB modular platform is stepping down with effect from August 1, 2014. Macht joined Porsche AG back in 1990, was appointed Managing Director of Porsche Consulting in 1994, while in 1998 he became a member of the Board of Management of Porsche AG in charge of Production and Logistics.

Moreover, Macht was Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG and a member of the Board of Management of Porsche SE from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he was appointed Member of the Board of management of Volkswagen Group with responsibility for ‘Group Production’.

According to Automotive News, one of the reasons for stepping down was that Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) of Volkswagen AG was unhappy with the production rollout of the new MQB platform.

As you may know already, the MQB platform is a key element for Volkswagen Group to become the world’s largest carmaker as the company plans to build more than 40 group models that will use it.

German news Magazine Der Spiegel also reported that Macht’s position was in danger after the production equipment that was installed for hundreds of millions of euros didn’t function properly.

"Michael Macht has taken the Volkswagen production system further forward. We would like to thank him for his achievements", Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said.

Macht said: "The Volkswagen Group and its employees are unique and I am deeply grateful to have been part of this company. I am convinced the Group will continue its successful and sustainable growth of recent years." [source: Volkswagen]

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