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Michael Macht, Porsche's former CEO, will step into Jochem Heizmann's old role as VW production boss. Heizmann, meanwhile, will stay on the company's board as the head honcho over its truck division.
This sort of interbreeding between Volkswagen and Porsche was bound to accelerate once the two seriously joined forces. VW is well on its way toward taking over vehicle manufacturing operations at the sports car company, and in the future, we're likely to see the two share platforms and even engines.
[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]