Changes in the Board of Management at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand Share Comments Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as the new Chairman of the Board of Management, and Joachim Rothenpieler will take his place as the board member for Technical Development. Dr. Scholtz has been a member of the Volkswagen Group since 1996, and has worked for the Volkswagen and Skoda Brands before taking this new position. Joachim Rothenpieler joined the Volkswagen Group in 1986, and has held numerous senior management positions in vehicle and power train development at the Skoda, Bentley and Volkswagen Passenger car brands. Read the full Press Release below. Dr. Eckhard Scholz appointed Chairman of the Board of Management Joachim Rothenpieler assumes responsibility for Technical Development Dr. Eckhard Scholz (50), currently Speaker for the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand. Joachim Rothenpieler (56) has been named board member for Technical Development. These changes take effect on July 1, 2014. Dr. Eckhard Scholz is an engineering graduate and joined the Group in 1991. He held various management positions in Technical Development at the Volkswagen brand in Wolfsburg from 1996 to 2007, latterly as head of car body development. Scholz was appointed member of the Board of Directors of ŠKODA responsible for Technical Development in April 2007. He has been Speaker of the Brand Board of Management and board member for Technical Development since September 2012. Joachim Rothenpieler is an engineering graduate and joined the Group in 1986. From 1994, he held various senior management positions in vehicle and powertrain development at the ŠKODA, Bentley and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brands. He was named head of quality assurance at Volkswagen AG in 2007 and appointed board of management spokesman and managing director for engineering at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH in 2010.