VW board suspends rd heads of Audi, VW and Porsche brands, report says
MUNCHEN -- Volkswagen has suspended Audi development leader Ulrich Hackenberg, VW brand r&d manager Heinz-Jakob Neusser and Porsche advancement head Wolfgang Hatz, Reuters noted.
Hackenberg, 65, and Hatz, 56, formerly ran units in the center of the VW diesel emissions scandal.
Hackenberg, a Winterkorn confidante, was accountable for VW brand improvement from 2007 to 2013, while Hatz ran the group's motor improvement from 2007 to 2011.
Neusser, 55, h AS been VW brand's advancement manager since 2013 and head of VW Group power-train improvement since 2012.
All three deny they understood who deny they understood about any prohibited actions, media reviews in Germany said. One resource stated Hackenberg was using action at law from your choice.
Volkswagen and Audi declined to comment, while the suspended executives cannot immediately be reached.
Volkswagen's supervisory board last Friday decided to to place several workers on leave before the facts of Volkswagen's emissions two-timing scandal were fixed, without supplying names.
Reuters contributed to the report
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