Reuters - Volkswagen on Monday named a UK-based executive of Czech subsidiary Skoda to replace its former head of U.S sales whose departure was announced at the weekend as the German automaker’s deliveries have plunged in the world’s second-largest auto market.
Duncan Movassaghi will start the job on February 1, VW said in a statement. He has been serving as managing director of Skoda UK with full responsibility for the brand in the United Kingdom.
Movassaghi replaces Ron Stach, whose departure VW confirmed on Saturday. It declined to provide a reason for the move.
VW said last Wednesday that its US sales rose 5.2% to 339,676 brand models last year but plunged 19% in December after posting their first monthly drop in 2017 in November.