Ο Stefano Domenicali (50 ετών), την περασμένη Πέμπτη, πήγε στο εργοστάσιο της Lamborghini στη Sant’Agata της Μπολόνια, για να συναντηθεί με τους 1.300 εργαζομένους της εταιρίας. Ο σκοπός ήταν να γνωριστεί μαζί τους, καθώς από τις 15 Μαρτίου και μετά, αναλαμβάνει και επισήμως τα ηνία της Lamborghini, με το VW Group να τον διορίζει σήμερα ως αντικαταστάτη του Stefan Winkelmann (51 ετών).

O Winkelmann, ο οποίος μαζί με τον CEO της Audi, Rupert Stadler, βρέθηκαν στην εκδήλωση, χαιρετίζοντας το νέο CEO. Ο Winkelmann ως CEO της Lamborghini τα τελευταία έντεκα χρόνια, οδήγησε την ιταλική εταιρία στο να κατέχει μια ηγετική θέση στον τομέα των supercars και πήγε στην αντίστοιχη θέση της quattro GmbH. Ο σημερινός CEO της quattro GmbH, ο 62-χρονος Heinz Hollerweger, βγαίνει στη σύνταξη μετά από 40 χρόνια εργασίας στην Audi. Η Quattro GmbH το 2015 πούλησε 17.000 αυτοκίνητα (+13%), αλλά πολύ λιγότερα από τα 68.875 Mercedes AMG και τα 62.400 BMW M.

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 10 March 2016 – Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Stefano Domenicali, his successor from 15 March, gathered with the 1,300 Lamborghini employees in Sant’Agata Bolognese today with Rupert Stadler, CEO of AUDI AG, and Audi board members also present.

The outgoing president and Lamborghini’s new leader shared legendary moments in Lamborghini’s recent history with employees. Highlights included recent years marked by new records and great successes, while the SUV Urus as a third model will open new horizons in 2018.

Rupert Stadler, CEO of AUDI AG, declared: “The Lamborghini brand is a symbol of great emotion and unlimited passion. You find the same passion in Stephan Winkelmann’s eleven successful years as leader of this company. He has been the president of the Lamborghini turnaround, and thanks to him the company doubled sales and the number of employees, and tripled sales volume and the dealership network. Stefano Domenicali now has all our trust and support to lead along the same path.”

Stephan Winkelmann added: “I’m glad I had the chance to discover such a great team and a unique environment. I sincerely thank all my colleagues, all of you. Together we made Lamborghini great.”

Stefano Domenicali concluded: “I embark on this important inheritance with great enthusiasm, and I believe that together we will continue to grow as successfully as in these last years. Ambitious projects and great expectations lie ahead of us, making Lamborghini even more competitive on international scale.”

At the end of his speech, Stefano Domenicali approached an employee in the audience and borrowed his jacket, the typical uniform in the assembly line, wearing it for the rest of the ceremony as people applauded to him.