SOURCE: Volkswagen Group of America

Volkswagen Group of America

August 01, 2014 09:00 ET

Volkswagen Appoints John Schilling General Manager, Product Communications

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - August 01, 2014) -  Volkswagen of America today announced the appointment of John Schilling, 45, to the post of General Manager, Product Communications, effective August 1. In this role, Schilling will have responsibility for leading product communications for the Volkswagen brand. Schilling will report to Scott Vazin, Executive Vice President, Group Communications, Volkswagen Group of America.

"We are excited to welcome John to the Volkswagen team," said Vazin. "John's in-depth automotive experience, particularly in communications strategy and media relations, will help continue to build the Volkswagen brand as we gear up for future growth in this market."

Schilling most recently served as the Senior Manager for Audi of America since October 2012. Prior to that, Schilling served in a number of communications roles for the Nissan and Infiniti brands for over the past 15 years. 

Schilling earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology of law from the University of Minnesota.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 640 independent U.S. dealers.

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