Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, has been appointed the new CEO of Quattro, effective March 15. Heinz Hollerweger, the current head of Quattro, is to retire after almost 40 years successfully working for Audi.
“With his experience from more than 11 years in charge of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann will be a key contributor to the further growth of Quattro,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Audi board of management.
As CEO of Lamborghini, Winkelmann was responsible for substantial investment in the future of the company from 2005 onward, and developed Lamborghini into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports cars.
In May 2014, Winkelmann was presented with the country’s highest order of merit, the Grand Cross, by the president of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, for his achievements as Lamborghini CEO.
Stefan Knirsch, board of management member for technical development at Audi, said of Hollerweger’s retirement, “Heinz Hollerweger has been one of the catalysts for Audi’s path into electric mobility. He also contributed decisively to the success and expansion of Quattro.”
March 3, 2016