Hallway Radio: Audi’s Stadler next #dieselgate victim, replacement ready

What, me worry? Yes, a lot.

What, me worry? Yes, a lot.

NOxious #dieselgate emissions have decimated rows of Volkswagen managers. Now, the deadly diesel discharges are beginning to poison careers of top managers at Audi. After Monday’s revelation that Audi-developed 3 liter diesels also contain cheater-software, Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler has come under intensive fire. Volkswagen chief Matthias Müller is livid, Volkswagen’s hallway radio says. Müller trusted Stadler’s solemn vow that Audi is clean, and he looks like a liar. Stadler doesn’t think of stepping down, German media says, but the hallway radio already has a candidate for Stadler’s throne. [Continue Reading]

Large investment fund follows Hallway Radio suggestions, demands heads of VW’s Müller and Pötsch, Stadler also in cross-hairs

Pötsch, Müller: Not so easy come, not so easy go?

Pötsch, Müller: Not so easy come, not so easy go?

A week ago, we wrote about the Hallway Radio discussing a replacement of Volkswagen’s CEO Matthias Müller, along with Volkswagen’s complete Board of Management, and parts of the Supervisory Board, due to the fact that all of them are too much a part of VW’s old culture to effect necessary change. Now, one of VW’s largest shareholder also wants them to go. [Continue Reading]

News from Volkswagen’s hallway radio: Piech frustrates Winterkorn, Stadler becomes CFO

The CEO and his new CFO? Winterkorn and Stadler

The CEO and his new CFO? Winterkorn and Stadler

Until Wednesday last week, Volkswagen’s Flurfunk (Hallway Radio) rumor mill was convinced that VW CEO Martin Winterkorn would become chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board, and that he will take the seat vacated by Ferdinand Piech leaving in a huff. Then, a perplexed hallway radio had to get used to the idea that Volkswagen’s long-time CFO Hans-Dieter Pötsch would get the chairman job, and that Witerkorn would stay on as CEO for another two years. Turns out it was Piech himself who frustrated Winterkorn’s advancement. [Continue Reading]