VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA APPOINTS PIETRO ZOLLINO AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS FOR VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA
May 1, 2017
Herndon, VA (May 1, 2017) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced that Pietro Zollino, 49, has been named Executive Vice President, Communications for Volkswagen Group of America, effective immediately. In this position, Zollino will be responsible for all aspects of communications for the Volkswagen brand and Group related activities. He will report directly to Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
In April 2016, Zollino joined the team in Herndon as the Chief Communications Officer of the then newly formed North American Region Volkswagen brand, a responsibility he continues to hold. Previous to this role, Zollino held leadership positions in communications for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, including; the Head of Innovation, Digitalization and Technology for the Volkswagen Group and the Head of Group Global Product Communications. He joined Volkswagen in 2012.
“Pietro brings over 25 years of experience in the automotive area,” said Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “This extensive experience will prove helpful to the strategic and operational oversight of our Group and Brand communications.”
A native of Italy, Zollino holds a degree in Physics and a degree in Medical-Physics as well as an education in journalism.
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va.; the company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.
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