Germany – Porsche has appointed Dr Oliver Blume to its executive board as successor to Wolfgang Leimgruber. Blume will head the production and logistics section as of January 1, 2013.

Blume, who began his career as a trainee at Audi 18 years ago, headed the body construction of the Audi A3 and subsequently assumed the cross-location management of the Ingolstadt plant.

He worked for SEAT in Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, prior to taking over worldwide production planning of the Volkswagen brand in Wolfsburg three and a half years ago.