Volkswagen has appointed former Tesla exec Matthew Renna as Vice President, North American Region G4. Renna will manage VW’s “NAR-G4” team, overseeing the Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), the automaker’s modular EV platform. His responsibilities will include “product content, costs, financial results, timing, quality, launch, and risk management throughout the entire MEB product line life cycles.”
Renna joined Tesla in 2013, and held several positions with increasing responsibilities, finally becoming Program Manager for Models S and X. Before Tesla, he worked for Porsche and Honda.
“Matt brings an outstanding combination of financial acumen, engineering depth and product program management, all within the electric vehicle space,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the VW North American Region. “His experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset as we strengthen our electric vehicle position in North America.”