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Audi names Rothenpieler as new technical director

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By Reuters
Audi names Rothenpieler as new technical director
An Audi Q2 car is shown under a giant logo at a dealership in Barcelona, Spain June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea   -   Copyright  ALBERT GEA(Reuters)

MUNICH (Reuters) – German carmaker Audi <NSUG.DE> named Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler on Friday as its new director for technical development.Rothenpieler replaces Peter Mertens, who asked the company’s supervisory board to release him from his duties on health grounds.

(Reporting by Irene Preisinger; Writing by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Adrian Croft)