Volkswagen appoints new chief engineering officer for North America

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Lyndon Lie has been appointed chief engineering officer at Volkswagen Group of America as the OEM continues to grow its leadership team in North America and expand its design and engineering capabilities.

Bringing leadership experience from previous positions with General Motors and the Nikola Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of new BEV and FCEV heavy-duty trucks, Lie will be tasked with overseeing the development of future Volkswagen vehicles for the North American market, in addition to research and development priorities across the same area.

Lie – who will be based in Chattanooga, Tennessee –brings extensive vehicle engineering experience, which will support Volkswagen in advancing its future mobility solutions.

“Lyndon brings incredible experience to the Volkswagen brand, which will help us achieve our goal of growing our market share across North America in this decade,” said Pablo Di Si, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America.

“Designing and engineering our vehicles to meet the unique needs of our markets is more critical than ever before. To achieve this, we continue to take proactive steps to strengthen our capabilities and experience within the North American market.”

“Developing innovative mobility products that deliver value to an ever-changing market is a true passion of mine and naturally aligns with where Volkswagen is heading,” said Lie. “The opportunity to apply my professional background to Volkswagen’s engineering and R&D legacy empowers us to develop technology-forward solutions that excite consumers.”

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