New board member for procurement appointed at VW

Dirk Große-Loheide, latterly head of group operations procurement, has been appointed member of the board of management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for procurement.

In his new function, Große-Loheide succeeds Stefan Sommer, who was previously in charge of this brand function in addition to his responsibilities as group board member for components and procurement.

Große-Loheide is a graduate economist and trained banker and has been with the Volkswagen Group for 28 years. He has extensive industry knowledge and experience in the field of procurement. Having joined Volkswagen in 1990 he began his career in machinery procurement. From 1995, he held various management posts, initially in general purchasing at SEAT in Martorell, and from 2000 at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand in Hanover, where he was named board member for procurement and production in 2007.

Große-Loheide was appointed board member for procurement at Volkswagen de México in Puebla in 2011, becoming head of general group procurement in 2014, board member for procurement at MAN Truck & Bus in 2017, and finally head of group operations procurement in April 2019.