FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group has named Dirk Grosse-Loheide, 55, as the new head of procurement for its core VW brand.
Grosse-Loheide takes over the position from Stefan Sommer, who will now concentrate on his role as VW Group's head of components and procurement.
Grosse-Loheide joined VW Group in 1990, working first in machinery procurement.
From 1995 until 2011, he held various management posts, initially in general purchasing at VW's Spanish unit Seat in Martorell, Spain. Later he moved to the group's commercial vehicles division in Hanover, Germany, where he became head of procurement and production in 2007.