Embattled VW names Porsche leader Mueller as chief executive

September 26, 2015 7:13 AM

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Working to recover from a widespread cheating scheme to evade emissions regulations, Volkswagen named the top manager of its Porsche subsidiary as chief executive of the parent company.

Volkswagen said Friday that Matthias Mueller, 62, will replace Martin Winterkorn, 68, who resigned this week as the scandal quickly grew to affect 11 million vehicles worldwide.

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