BREAKING: Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn Resigns

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
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Volkswagen’s American operation is looking for a new leader.

Michael Horn, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, stepped down effective immediately on March 9.

The company stated that Horn departed in mutual agreement with the company, and will be pursuing other opportunities.

Horn’s duties will be taken over on an interim basis by Hinrich J. Woebcken, who was chosen in January diesel emissions scandal. It was there he announced the company would be to bring them into compliance. Without the modifications, the vehicles would suffer from lowered performance and fuel mileage.

Speculation continues to this day as to whether Volkswagen will buy back those older vehicles, rather than spend money on their repair.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Mar 10, 2016

    That photo reminded me of the color scheme at an electronics store (defunct) I used to go into as a kid in a mall (defunct), and play with the PCs they had on display whilst my mom shopped at Bigg's (defunct). I had to look up the name because it's been so long. CompUSA!

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 10, 2016

    What a s**t show.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Mar 10, 2016

      @FreedMike Wow, $3.8B of fraud, after he used the company as his own private loan source for his other businesses.

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