leidingOn September 3, 2003 the former CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Rudolf Leiding, aged 89 passed away.

Leiding had a storybook career at Volkswagen and contributed to the rise in various positions of Germany's leading automotive companies. He called his own career a "hard slog": Leiding started at Volkswagen on August 2, 1945, as an automotive mechanic responsible for the repair of army vehicles. On 1 December 1945, he switched to a job as a production engineer and later rose to more senior positions: He was the first director of the VW plant at Kassel, Chairman of the Board and the Supervisory Board of AUDI NSU Auto Union AG, and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil SA where he played a decisive role in the best online casino sites for real money development of the VW SP2 as well as increasing sales by 50% overall.

On 1 October 1971, he took over the presidency of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. Under his leadership, the company switched to front wheel drive and water cooled engines with the launch of the Golf defining the transition from the Beetle era to the Golf era. In 1974 Rudolf Leiding resigned from his post.

Source: 18th August 2003 autograph


The last picture of Rudolf Leiding, photographed by Stuart Mentiply.

Quelle : Stuart Mentiply

Thanks to Marc Poulton for translation

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