Volkswagen Chattanooga gets new get CEO, but with a familiar face
Frank Fischer, who oversaw the building and implementation of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant will return to the Scenic City, according to multiple sources.
He was re-assigned from Chattanooga to VW's Emden plant in 2014 after successfully launching the facility, and he's coming back as CEO.
Current VW Chattanooga CEO Antonio Pinto has been re-assigned himself to another Volkswagen facility.
Southern Momentum, a group that opposes unionization of the VW workers in Chattanooga, welcomed the news of Fischer's return:
“I could not be more excited to welcome Frank back to Chattanooga,” said Brandi Gengler, a team member at Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Frank helped build our plant from the ground up and is loved by our employees. Through Frank’s leadership, the Passat was launched into the North American market, and the Atlas is now being built in Chattanooga due in large part to the way he pulled our team together and prepared us for a second line. Our employees cheered today’s news and look forward to seeing Frank back on the plant floor soon.”