Herndon, VA (September 18, 2014) – Volkswagen Group of America today announced the appointment of Mario Guerreiro (56) to the position of Executive Vice President, Volkswagen Group of America Communications. In this role, Guerreiro will be responsible for all aspects of Communications for the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Brand. This includes corporate media relations, brand communications, all public relations campaigns, and internal communications. Guerreiro will assume the position on Oct. 1, 2014.

“We are thrilled to have Mario join our team at Volkswagen Group of America,” said Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “Mario brings more than 30 years of automotive communications experience here in the U.S. and on the global stage which will be critical to the strategic and operational oversight of our Group and Brand communications.”

Following his career as a motoring journalist for various publications in his home country of Portugal, Guerreiro joined SEAT, S.A., the Spanish car manufacturer owned by the Volkswagen Group, in 1990 where he was later appointed Director of Communications in charge of the company’s global communications activities. He moved to Audi AG in 2006, where he was appointed Audi’s Director of Communications for the US West Coast based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Guerreiro served in the role of Head of International Communications in Group Communications at the Volkswagen Group headquarters in Germany where he oversaw global product and corporate communications, coordinated the communications between all Group brands and was responsible for looking after Volkswagen PR managers outside Germany as well as the international media.

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.; VWGoA brings vehicles to the U.S.  that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and eco-conscious automobiles that are competitive and set world standards in their respective classes. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.