VW Canada Names New President

Pierre Boutin to succeed Daniel Weissland.

Volkswagen Group Canada has announced that Pierre Boutin will replace Daniel Weissland as Managing Director and President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2020. Weissland left VW Canada in September to take on the role of President of Audi of America.

Boutin, a Canadian citizen, has been serving as Head of Volkswagen in France since 2017. Prior to this role, he was Head of Volkswagen Russia.

“It is a tremendous opportunity to be coming back home to lead the transformation of our company with such a talented and dedicated Team,”  Boutin said. “The Canadian automotive landscape is rapidly changing, and the Volkswagen Group is looking to play a bigger part.” 

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