Wolfgang Bernhard Riding Back Into Daimler Management

We've just heard the Tomahawk-riding former-Chrysler-and-VW exec, Wolfgang Bernhard, has just been hired back by Daimler to run the company's Van unit. Hey, maybe Dieter Zetsche is putting the band back together! » 2/10/09 12:00pm 2/10/09 12:00pm

Wolfgang Bernhard To Take Control At Chrysler — Sort Of


According to the Detroit News Wolfgang Bernhard's about to become the Chrysler chairman. People "familiar with the situation" claim current CEO Tom LaSorda will remain Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler and will also be president in the new organization after the Chrysler sale is completed. If you're wondering why… » 7/27/07 10:00am 7/27/07 10:00am

Wolfgang Bernhard's Riding The Chrysler Group Like A Tomahawk Hemi-Cycle

Since joining the Cerberus team to help "advise" them on an acquisition bid for the Chrysler Group, everyone's been wondering what Wolfgang "Tomahawk" Bernhard'd be doing over there in Auburn Hills after the winning bid was announced. It looks like we've now got our answer. Reports from the Wall Street Journal » 6/01/07 5:45pm 6/01/07 5:45pm

Speculation No More! Chrysler Group Sold To Cerberus Capital Management!

Daimler Chrysler confirmed today it would no longer be known as the German-American hybrid as they've now confirmed they've sold off 80.1% of the 'merican side for $7.4 billion to Wolfgang Bernhard Cerberus Capital Management. » 5/14/07 8:17am 5/14/07 8:17am

More Chrysler Group Sales Speculation: Bernhard's Back On The Back Of A…


Looks like Dr. Z.'s favorite scion is back in the action, as the Financial Times is reporting Wolfgang Bernhard, the restructuring expert who helped to turn around the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid five years ago, has signed an advisory contract with Cerberus Capital Management. Wethinks that's going to… » 3/14/07 8:50am 3/14/07 8:50am

One Down: Wolfgang Exits Stage Left At VW, Will Chrysler Group's…

Reports are coming in Wolfgang Bernhard was just told he's no longer allowed to be representin' Deutschland and Ferdinand "Fergie" Piech has moved his buddy Winterkorn into the vacated spot. Bernhard, the main man for the VDub brand, and former DaimlerChrysler exec, is leaving Volkswagen at the end of this month,… » 1/11/07 11:35am 1/11/07 11:35am

It's Expected, He's Gone: Bernhard No Longer to Represent Vee Dub

Shock of shocks! After being passed over for the HMIC/Lord of All He Surveys at Volkswagen in favor of Herr Doktor Martin "Your vife, my vife" Winterkorn, it looks more and more like Wolfgang Bernhard will be bailing on the boys from Wolfsburg, making him a prime candidate to replace Tom LaSorda at Chrysler. However,… » 12/29/06 6:15pm 12/29/06 6:15pm

Autoexremist, er, Autoexcremist, er Autoextremist: Hey, Ho, Eberhardt…

The Peet that's Sweet and Fun to Eat has chimed in on the "Joe Eberhardt is a pox on Chrysler...or is he?" debate, and he's most definitely come down on the side of the pox. Peet's plan for Chysler Group's salvation? Bring back Wolfgang now that Herr Doktor "Your vife, my vife" Winterkorn has taken the big chair at… » 11/22/06 2:00pm 11/22/06 2:00pm

Wolfgang & Winterkorn Get Kicked Up a Notch at VW

The man who along with your host, Dieter, was credited with Chrysler Group's dramatic turnaround is goin' straight to the top o' the world, ma. Or at least to the top of VW AG, where he'll now be in charge of all brands' production. Meanwhile Audi HMIC (and yet another German auto exec with a fabulous name) Martin… » 1/23/06 8:27pm 1/23/06 8:27pm

Autoextremist's Predictions for '06

The self-styled sage of Detroit, Sweet Peet D., weighs in with his top twelve stories to watch for 2006. We've decided to join Peter's party and weigh in with our own opinions on the matters at hand. Follow along after the jump, and then click over to check out Peet's pontification. » 12/01/05 2:49pm 12/01/05 2:49pm

VW Uber Alles: Bernhard to Smash The State?

With German unemployment at an all-time high, Wolfgang Bernhard's got a tough road ahead of him. Why, one might ask? It seems with all of those unemployed, VW could simply lower its wages and pick up extra capacity in its home country. Win-win, no? Jobs created at home; lower costs for Volkswagen vehicles, thus… » 9/15/05 9:35am 9/15/05 9:35am