Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser will take charge of drivetrain development at Volkswagen from 1st October 2011, taking over from Dr Jens Hadler, who will be leaving the company at his own request. Dr. Rudiger Szengel, who has been with the company since 1985, will become deputy head of Volkswagen drivetrain development and will continue to hold responsibility for petrol engine development.
Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser joined Porsche AG in 1996 follow ten years of being a scientist at senior executive at FEV Motorentechnik. At Porsche AG, Neusser was responsible for a number of engine development projects before heading engine design from 1998. He was appointed head of drivetrain development in 2011 by Porsche.
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