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Michael O'shea To Take Over As Volkswagen's Head Of Fleet

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Marc 25, 2013: Michael O’Shea, currently National Fleet Sales Manager, will assume a new role as Head of Volkswagen Fleet with immediate effect. This move is a result of a number of structural internal changes which also see the setting up of a new Group Fleet function which will be managed by the current Head of Volkswagen Fleet Services, Vincent Kinner. All these changes are designed primarily to enhance customer experience through maximising Group-wide synergies and reducing duplication in administration and systems development.

Michael has worked for Volkswagen for 12 years, the last 3 of which have been within the Fleet department as National Fleet Sales manager. Prior to his time in Fleet, Michael worked in the Product Marketing department for over three years, developing a high level of product knowledge and forging strong relationships between Volkswagen UK and the factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Director of Volkswagen, Robert Hazelwood commented on the new appointment, saying: ‘Michael is extremely well-placed to take over the reins in the Volkswagen Fleet department. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow him to develop the company’s sales in this key area in the years to come. Fleet sales currently make up over half of our total annual volume, and I’m sure Michael will relish the challenge of his new responsibilities.’

Michael O’Shea added: ‘I’m ready for this new challenge and excited about ensuring Volkswagen customers receive the highest quality products and customer service. I have a great team in place to help me do this and we are absolutely focused on delivering our objectives. Vince has been a great mentor over the past three years and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new Group role.’