FAW-Volkswagen announced on August 29 the appointment of Oliver Grünberg as Deputy General Manager (Technical) from Volkswagen’s subsidiary in Slovakia. Grünberg takes over the position from Andreas Dick on September 1. This move aims to enhance FAW-Volkswagen’s capabilities amid a transformation to a digital and smart tech era, the joint venture said. Grünberg has extensive experience in vehicle production and technology management and has held important positions in Volkswagen’s Russian and Indian markets, according to FAW-Volkswagen. In his new role, he will be responsible for operations related to products, technology, and production to boost efficiency, innovation, and tech advances, the firm said. FAW-Volkswagen’s general manager Pan Zhanfu said, “Dr. Oliver Grünberg will bring us rich international experience. We believe his arrival will further our development of hybrid technology and accelerate our determined transition towards new energy and digitalization.” [China Economic Network, in Chinese]