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VW News: Volkswagen Picks Up De Nysschen for COO

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Johan De Nysschen has landed on his feet after being abruptly fired as President of Cadillac in April of 2018. 

JDN will take over as Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen of America starting October 1st. This is not JDN's first experience with Volkswagen Automotive Grou (VAG), he was once a star executive in the Audi organization.  He later moved on to Infiniti where he moved the headquarters to Hong Kong and renamed all the vehicles to the Q or QX designation. Infiniti has since moved back to Japan. Once his time at Infiniti was up, he moved on to become President of Cadillac. There, he moved Cadillac's headquarters to New York City for a time before being abruptly fired in April 2018. Cadillac has since moved their headquarters back to Detroit. During his first full year as Cadillac boss, 2015, Cadillac sales fell over 11%.

"Johan will help make us faster, better and smarter. He'll speed our decision-making and dive deep into our day-to-day business so we can continue to make this brand matter again," Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, said about the new hire.


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Some how I DOUBT it that he will make them " faster, better and smarter." 

He is for sure no 6 million dollar man and VW needs a true visionary not a follower to help them move forward after Dieselgate.

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Just now, Drew Dowdell said:

Rewarding incompetence. 

It seems that thing happens a lot at that level of management.

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6 minutes ago, ykX said:

It seems that thing happens a lot at that level of management.

Probably blamed everyone else for not carrying out his "vision".  None of it was his fault I'm sure. 

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Agreed, he won't do any of those things they say he will.  

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VW just wanted a high level GM insider to gain industry secrets, JDN was the taker 🤑

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Oh well, no harm no foul.  Cadillac needs better leadership anyways.  Let JDN collect his checks at VW.

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On 9/26/2019 at 10:13 PM, USA-1 Vortec 6.2 said:

VW just wanted a high level GM insider to gain industry secrets, JDN was the taker 🤑

possibly

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Where will he move the N. American VW headquarters to, I wonder.

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On 10/4/2019 at 7:08 AM, 25ThTA said:

Where will he move the N. American VW headquarters to, I wonder.

Toronto?  It would have to be someplace with some panache, but still irrelevant to the auto industry. 

Will all VW's get renamed to letternumber?

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