The Dallas office, to be designated as the "South Central Region," will support approximately 96 dealers in 16 states, including Texas. It well open early next year according to the company.
"As Volkswagen's sales continue to climb following the official opening of our new U.S. plant in Chattanooga, and as our vehicle line-up expands with the launch of new products like the 2012 Passat and Beetle, it is imperative that we maintain a strong connection with our customers and dealer body," said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "The investment in the new South Central Region will help ensure that we continue to equip our dealers with the necessary tools to provide the highest levels of quality and service to our growing customer base."
Volkswagen has tapped Joe Vignone as its new regional director to lead the Region, reporting to Frank Trivieri, Volkswagen's VP Sales. Vignone will be responsible for managing and enhancing sales operations, strengthening local dealer relations and promoting the brand on a regional level, per the company.
Vignone was most recently general manager for the brand's dealer network development activities.