Axel Schulte-Hürmann is settling in to his new role as head of After Sales at Volkswagen Passenger Cars. He succeeds Michael Horn who has been promoted to CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.
Schulte-Hürmann, who holds an engineering degree, joined the Volkswagen Group in 1987. Following various responsible positions in logistics, he was appointed head of Sales Genuine Parts of the Skoda brand in 2001. In 2004, he became managing director of Volkswagen Genuine Parts Logistics. Since 2012, he has been head of Supply Chain, Volkswagen Group Genuine Parts and Service.
Horn, meanwhile, was head of Sales North West Europe from 1997, head of Sales and Marketing, Premium-Class Vehicles of the Volkswagen brand from 2001, and head of Sales for Europe from 2004. In 2009, he was appointed head of Volkswagen Global After Sales. In his new position, Horn is to succeed Jonathan Browning, who is leaving the group for personal reasons and returning to the UK.