By Pierre Bertrand

Volkswagen said that HW Vassen will take over as chief technology officer of PowerCo, the German automaker's battery business.

Vassen, who will assume the role from August 1, will take over from Soonho Ahn who is stepping down at his own request at the end of next month.

Vassen currently serves as the PowerCo's Head of Series Development, Volkswagen said.

As chief technology officer, Vassen will be responsible for testing and analytics as well as technology and product development, the company said.

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06-20-24 0901ET