Dr Harald Ludanek, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, takes early retirement
According to Auto-Medienportal.net, Prof. Dr Harald Ludanek, so far Member of the Board, Technical Development, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, takes early retirement at his own request.
His role will be temporary taken over by Axel Sanders additionally to his responsibilities as Head of Commercial Vehicle Concepts, Simulation and Product Management.
Dr Dr h.c. Harald Ludanek holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Volkswagen since 1992. He began his professional career at Volkswagen researching into special gear units and transmission technology, e.g. dual-clutch transmissions and powershift transmissions. Since 1997, he had been Executive Assistant Technical Development for three years before he became Head of Group Development Coordination. From 2002 to 2007, Dr Dr h.c. Ludanek managed the Technical Development at Škoda-Auto in Mlada Boleslav. He subsequently assumed responsibility for total vehicle development and prototype construction at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg before he started working at Scania CV, AB in Södertälje/Sweden in 2012, where he headed Research and Development. In April 2016, Dr Dr h.c. Ludanek was appointed Member of the Board, Technical Development, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and is responsible for the development of the product range and future technologies.
According to a press release of the TU Clausthal Dr Harald Ludanek was appointed Head of the Board of Governors of the TU Clausthal in June, of which he has been member already since 2010.