Volkswagen of America announced today that John Schilling has been appointed to the post of General Manager of Product Communications, effective today.  John brings over 15 years of experience to the position, previously working for Nissan, Infiniti and Audi of America, where he held a Senior Management position.  

Read the full Press Release below.

Herndon, VA (August 1, 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.