New VP for product innovation at Volkswagen Group of America

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Volkswagen Group of America’s North American Engineering and Planning Center (EPC) has appointed Dr Burkhard Huhnke as VP of product innovations.

In this role Huhnke will support the fostering of innovation in the market, build strong connections with national research and development organizations and be a liaison with universities. Along with these new responsibilities, Huhnke will continue his representation of Volkswagen Group of America at the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

Earlier this year, Huhnke was also named distinguished research fellow at the Global Center for Disruptive Innovation at Hult International Business School in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

March 16, 2016

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