Audi Canada appoints new President: Daniel Weissland

May 22, 2015, 11:03 ET from Audi Canada Inc.

  • Starts August 1st
  • Joined AUDI AG in 1999
  • Most recently the Sales Director for Southern Europe

AJAX, ON, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Daniel Weissland will be joining Audi Canada as President succeeding Wolfgang Hoffmann who has completed his three year foreign assignment. Weissland is presently the Sales Director for Southern Europe and based in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Weissland holds a MBA and Engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences Munich. He has held increasingly progressive roles within AUDI AG, in areas of Sales, Marketing, Network Development and Product Management.  His previous achievements include being part of a team that founded the National Sales Company in Dubai. At the beginning of 2011 he took his present position as Sales Director for Southern Europe.

The Audi Group delivered approximately 1,741,100 cars of the Audi brand to customers in 2014. In 2013, the company reported revenue of €49.9 billion and an operating profit of €5.03 billion. The company operates globally in more than 100 markets and has production facilities in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Győr (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Bratislava (Slovakia), Martorell (Spain), Kaluga (Russia), Aurangabad (India), Changchun (China) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Since the end of 2013, the brand with the Four Rings has also been producing cars in Foshan (China). As of mid-2015, Audi will operate a production facility in São José dos Pinhais (Brazil), followed by San José Chiapa (Mexico) in 2016. Wholly owned subsidiaries of AUDI AG include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy), the sports motorcycle manufacturer. The company currently employs approximately 80,000 people worldwide, thereof approximately 55,800 in Germany. Total investment of around €24 billion is planned from 2015 to 2019 – primarily in new products and sustainable technologies. Audi is committed to its corporate responsibility and has anchored the principle of sustainability for its products and processes in its strategy. The long-term goal is CO2-neutral mobility.

SOURCE Audi Canada Inc.