Stadler digs in his heels at Audi, despite arrest over Dieselgate
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
more to formally resign. While the 55-year-old is being intransigent, Audi is being run temporarily by his former sales subordinate, Bram Schott.
Negotiating hard is about all he has to do with his time at Augsburg prison in southern Bavaria after the court rejected his appeal release over suspicions of tampering with Dieselgate witnesses.
Volkswagen and Audi are both reluctant to sack Stadler outright, fearing an enormous payout with allegations in open court should he eventually be proven innocent.
It would have to be repaid in full if he is found guilty of any wrongdoing in relation to the emissions-cheating scandal. Bischoff, whose tenure expires in 2021, as chairman. He has played a key role in shaping Daimler since 2006, during which time he oversaw the company’s split from Chrysler as well as surviving the global financial crisis. Mercedes-Benz production and supply chain chief Markus Schäfer will succeed Källenius as head of group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.
Audi’s Rupert Stadler.
Volkswagen SA’s Martina Biene.