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On 1 June 2020 Stefanie Hegels will take over management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Września.

Hegels will succeed Christiane Engel, the first woman to take charge of a plant in the Volkswagen Group in 2018. From 1 June, Engel will assume responsibility for quality assurance of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Wolfsburg.

Stefanie Hegels (47) has been with the Volkswagen Group for almost 24 years and has held various functions in logistics. Hegels holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and was most recently head of logistics at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover. She started her career in 1996 in Wolfsburg and moved to Emden in 2005 as head of Material Control and Steering. After three years working for the Volkswagen Group Russia in Kaluga, she returned to Wolfsburg where she held further Group management functions in logistics. Since March 2018 Stefanie Hegels has been head of logistics for the VWCV brand.

In 2018 Christiane Engel (53) was the first woman to assume responsibility for a production facility in the Volkswagen Group. In 1992 Engel, who holds an engineering degree in Industrial Science, started her career at Volkswagen Saxony in the field of industrial engineering. She subsequently held further responsible positions at Volkswagen, and in 2001 she moved to Auto5000 GmbH as head of work and factory organisation. From 2009 she was responsible for industrial engineering at Volkswagen Group of America in the Chattanooga plant (USA). In 2012 Christiane Engel became head of work organisation and industrial engineering at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

About the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand:
‘We transport success’. As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles. They include the Transporter, Caddy and Amarok ranges, which are produced in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). Our vehicles transport construction workers, families and adventurers, bread rolls, parcels and surfboards. Every day they help countless people all over the world to do a good job, they operate as mobile workshops and they bring paramedics and the police to wherever they are needed. Within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also the lead brand for Autonomous Driving, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Transport as a Service (TaaS), and in future will therefore be developing and producing corresponding Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV), such as robo-taxis and robo-vans. In this way we are transporting an entire society, with all its requirements for clean, intelligent and sustainable mobility. Working at the company’s sites around the globe are more than 24,000 employees, including around 15,000 at the Hannover site..

Stefanie Hegels