Hallway Radio: Frosty Meetings at Volkswagen freeze decision-making

Osterloh, Müller

Osterloh, Müller

On Monday, Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board convened an emergency meeting to work off the overload of bad news. The Hallway Radio characterized the atmosphere as “icy” and erratic: “Meeting often breaks into small groups, nobody trusts nobody,” a Hallway Radio reporter texted, using – nobody trusts nobody – the Snowden-approved unbreakable Signal app. [Continue Reading]

Hallway Radio: More bad news, and Volkswagen’s Mueller is out. Really bad news, and Ghosn is in

Carlos Ghosn TMS - Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt

The savior?

Nerves are frayed in Wolfsburg, laid bare by the never-ending barrage of bad news. The suffering is getting so huge that cutting Volkswagen’s head off to end the pain becomes a viable option. Should the scandal spread from diesel to a large number of gasoline driven cars, VW’s new CEO Matthias Müller, along with Volkswagen’s complete Board of Management, will be replaced, says the Hallway Radio. [Continue Reading]

Volkswagen board members demand Piech’s head

Shunned in Shanghai: Piech's new favorite Wolfgang Müller . Winterkorn called in sick

Shunned in Shanghai: Piech’s new favorite Matthias Müller. Winterkorn called in sick

Piech’s planned ouster of Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could cost Piech the chairman seat, information from Germany says. Top board members opine that if Piech can’t keep the peace, Piech must go. Last week, Winterkorn found the backing of all members of the executive committee of Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board. Wiko even received Piech’s vote – after Piech was threatened with dismissal by the other members. Last week, the DailyKanban wrote: “More tiffs between the erstwhile rope team are pre-programmed.” We did not have to wait long for that. [Continue Reading]