Audi AG has announced today that Stephan Winkelmann, the former CEO of Audi’s subsidiary Lamborghini will soon head Audi’s performance division, quattro GmbH. He replaces Heinz Hollerwege who will be retiring after 40 years at Audi.
“As of March 15, 2016, Stephan Winkelmann will be the new CEO of quattro GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of Audi AG, which produces and distributes the high performance R and RS models,” said Audi.
“With his experience from more than eleven years in charge of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann will be a key contributor to the further growth of quattro GmbH,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.
Audi has yet to announce Winkelmann's replacement at Lamborghini.
Before Winkelmann became CEO of Lamborghini in 2005, he was the Board of Management Chairman of Fiat Auto Austria, Switzerland and Germany. As CEO of Lamborghini, Winkelmann oversaw Lamborghini's growth to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of super sports cars. In 2015, the brand with the raging bull achieved a new record with deliveries of 3,245 units. Lamborghini is also a pioneer in the field of automotive lightweight construction and in the development of innovative carbon‑fiber technologies.
quattro GmbH includes the Audi Sport brand with customer motorsport, the development and distribution of the R and RS models, the accessories of the Audi Sport collection and the car‑customizing services of Audi exclusive.