Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - August 5, 2013, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - Volkswagen Group UK announced that Simon Thomas will take over responsibility for marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective September 1, 2013.
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Mr. Thomas began his current role as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd. in September 2011, following an established career in the motor industry. Following a four year apprenticeship and qualification in 1980 as an automotive technician, Thomas moved to the Austin Rover Group in 1985 as a technical advisor, after which he then worked in service, sales and fleet field-based roles. ■