Audi has hired former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief.
Mertens is one of the first from outside the organization to be given a top part at the Volkswagen Group taking after the rise of the diesel emissions scandal in September 2015.
He replaces Stefan Knirsch who ventured down in September taking after reports interfacing him with the outrage. Knirsch was just elevated to the part toward the begin of 2016 after veteran Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg was suspended in the beginning of the outrage and later surrendered. Hackenberg is right now working for Finnish free vehicle producer Valmet.
Mertens was second from the top at Volvo’s R&D division, assisting with ventures, for example, the measured CMA and SPA stages and also module mixture and electric compressor advancements. He’s additionally had different parts at Mercedes-Benz, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and Jaguar Land Rover amid his vocation.
Mertens isn’t the main top Volvo R&D official Audi has caught. Thomas Mueller, who was in charge of electric/gadgets advancement at Volvo, will head a comparable position at Audi beginning in December.