Dr Andreas Tostmann (pictured) is moving from his role at Volkswagen as member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for production and logistics. As of July 15 he is taking over from Joachim Drees as CEO of Man Truck & Bus.
The move is part of a wider shake up at VW’s commercial vehicle division, Traton and follows a number of senior executive changes in recent weeks across the wider company, including the departure of Dr Stefan Sommer as head of procurement and components at Volkswagen Group at the end of June.
Traton Group comprises Man, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. The division also contains a dedicated digital services brand, Rio.
Andreas Renschler is stepping down as CEO of Traton and will be replaced by Matthias Gründler, who was formerly chief financial officer at the commercial vehicle division back in 2018. Dr Carsten Intra, currently the Board of Management member responsible for HR, will take over as CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Henrik Henriksson will continue as CEO of Scania.
Dr Tostmann took over as head of production and logistics for the VW Passenger Cars brand in February 2018. He has been with the carmaker for 30 years and joined VW Group in 1990 in the product planning area before moving on to successive roles overlooking regional production developments in Germany, South Africa and Slovakia. He was also executive vice-president for production at the Seat brand until his most recent role.
A replacement for the role of production and logistics head at the Passenger Cars brand has yet to be announced.