MATTHEW RENNA NAMED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF VOLKSWAGEN NORTH AMERICAN REGION-G4
Apr 3, 2018
Herndon, VA — (April 3, 2018) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today announced the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Renna as Vice President, Volkswagen North American Region (NAR)-G4, effective April 16, 2018. In this role Renna will be responsible for managing the NAR-G4 team, steering objectives for the Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) line, Volkswagen’s modular system for manufacturing electric vehicles. His responsibilities will include product content, costs, financial results, timing, quality, launch, and risk management throughout the entire MEB product line life cycles.
“Matt brings an outstanding combination of financial acumen, engineering depth and product program management– all within the electric vehicle space,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the VW North American Region. “His experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset as we strengthen our electric vehicle position in North America and we are excited to welcome him to Volkswagen.”
Renna most recently served at Tesla Motors, where starting in 2013, he held several roles with increased responsibilities, and most recently served as program manager for Model S and Model X. He has personally led key product improvements on the autopilot & autonomous vehicle programs and has been instrumental in identifying, solving, and achieving critical financial targets. Renna has also held technical, engineering, and leadership responsibilities at Porsche Motorsport North America and Honda Performance Development.
Renna holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Materials Engineering from the University of California at Irvine.
Renna succeeds Dr. Burkhard Huhnke, who has left the organization to pursue other career opportunities.
About Volkswagen North American Region
The Volkswagen North American Region (NAR) was introduced in 2016 and operates under a board structure responsible for aligning all regional activities of the brand throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States, including sales and marketing, product development, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, IT and production. The NAR structure includes an organizational matrix of four product lines that work in cross functional collaboration with the functional departments in the area of vehicle development. This matrix mirrors the same structure that is in place at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Three of these product lines are represented with their own managers in the NAR. The G4 product line is responsible for e-mobility and includes the e-Golf and Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) line of vehicles.
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 Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Tiguan Limited, and Touareg vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.