The man with the swathe officially has started his new job at Volkswagen. Wolfgang Bernhard, the German who made a name for himself as a cost-cutter at Chrysler Group when it needed it most, is ready to do the same at VW. Bernhard is the brash young executive who played Robin to Chrysler’s Batman, CEO Dieter Zetsche. The fearless duo launched a 3-year turnaround plan to pull Chrysler from the brink, yet again. Zetsche was to grow revenue while his sidekick reined in cost. The young ...

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