The crisis has so far cost the company more than 25 billion euros ($31 billion) in buybacks, fines and compensation as well as massive reputational damage.
Chairman of the supervisory board Hans Dieter Potsch said: "The Volkswagen Group's goal is and remains to align the company and its brands with future needs, to safeguard its position among the leaders of the global automotive industry with innovativeness and profitability and to be instrumental in shaping tomorrow's personal mobility with the strength of our group brands".
The company also is replacing its heads of human resources and purchasing. In addition to his job, he will directly oversee vehicle information technology as well as group development and research.
Mueller's replacement with VW brand chief Diess follows slow progress in reorganizing the group's vehicle brands, a key pillar of "Strategy 2025" to transform the Germany's biggest auto company into a leader in cleaner cars and to move on from its diesel emissions scandal of 2015.
Herbert Diess has been appointed as the new chairman of Volkswagen Group.
The labor chief had accused Diess of betraying workers and trying to use the emissions scandal as a pretext for pushing through job cuts.
Board chair Hans Dieter Poetsch said Mueller, 64, had done "outstanding work" at a time when the company "faced the greatest challenge in its history". The 60-year-old Austrian was formerly the director of the company flagship brand Volkswagen.
Other management changes announced Thursday are VW's head of purchasing, Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, leaving at his own request.
Blume will head up a "super premium" cars division which groups Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti and possibly Lamborghini, which is now integrated with Audi. By mutual agreement, a top Manager will leave this post immediately.
The pirate life doesn't end in May, but kicks off one of three content updates with the rest to follow this summer. In Forsaken Shores , players will be introduced to a perilous new part of the world to explore and plunder.
The teen from Unnao , a district around 50 km from Lucknow , has accused the legislator of raping her in June past year . After a medical check-up at the district hospital, he was sent to Unnao prison around 7.30 pm on April 4.
Not only will USPS prices increase, but FedEx and UPS will be able to charge customers and still remain competitive. Since signing a landmark five-year contract in 2013 to deliver packages on Sundays, Amazon .com Inc. and the U.S.
The study "is a serious wake-up call for many countries", Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation said in a statement. About half the participants reported drinking more than 100g per week, and 8.4% drank more than 350g per week.
Regardless, Fornite: Battle Royale players are going to receive a free Back Bling item which can be redeemed in the game's store. The company detailed the upcoming mode in its v3.5 patch notes in recent days, shedding light on everything players can expect.
E! News has reached out to Ferrell's manager, as well as to the California Highway Patrol for comment. The group was traveling back from a amusing or Die event in San Diego at the time of the incident.
Among those who joined the protesters included senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Digvijay Singh. Insisting that it wasn't a political march, Rahul said, "We want the women to live in peace and security".
The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if required. Carriers will be able to order new A330 jets fitted with the modules, or retrofit planes already in service.
Wells Fargo & Co Stock Falls on Possible Earnings Revision
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Juventus defender Medhi Benatia insists Real Madrid didn't deserve their penalty after Wednesday night's Champions League defeat. Madrid will now join Roma, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, as Juve rue this costly and contentious decision.
Top five destinations for Dez Bryant: Where will he land?
Dallas brought in a pair of wide receivers via free agency in the offseason, signing Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson . Being able to separate from coverage is one of the most important traits for a receiver in Kyle Shanahan's offense.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus users facing display issues already
It will be supporting dual SIM dual standby and might offer same connectivity options as on the flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones . These are just the rumours, the final launch pricing of the device could be entirely different from what's being suggested now.
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Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16
Lynne Brecht ties ribbons, in the Broncos colours, around trees all over main street Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday April 10, 2018. National and worldwide support poured out for the families and community affected by the crash.