REFILE-VW sales chief's job on the line as carmaker reorganises - sources

jueves 11 de junio de 2015 11:02 GYT


* Klingler has many opponents at VW - source

* Klingler has been protected by Piech family ties -source

* New structure could spark wider reshuffle of managers -source

By Andreas Cremer and Jan Schwartz

BERLIN/HAMBURG, June 11 (Reuters) - Volkswagen group sales chief Christian Klingler, an ally of ousted chairman Ferdinand Piech, could lose his job as part of a reorganisation by the carmaker intended to boost profits, company sources said.

Klingler's position could be axed as top players at VW draw up a new company structure to boost regional sales operations and make the group more nimble, two sources told Reuters.

Europe's largest automaker, aiming to increase cost savings at its troubled core division to 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) by 2017, is tackling trouble spots laid bare by the showdown in April between Piech and Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, which triggered the shock departure of VW's long-time patriarch.