ROCHESTER, MI – Volkswagen of America Inc. President and CEO Gerd Klauss says he will leave his post at the German auto maker Jan. 1, capping a 30-year career in the global auto industry. Named to replace Klauss is Frank Witter, who will become CEO of VWA but not assume the title of president, a spot VWA says will remain vacant for now. Witter currently is chief financial officer of VWA. Klauss began his career in the auto business at Mercedes-Benz, where he served for 14 years in ...

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