Porsche names von Platen as North America head

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FRANKFURT, Feb 22 (Reuters) - German sports car maker Porsche appointed its 44 year-old managing director for France, Detlev von Platen, to replace Peter Schwarzenbauer as President and Chief Executive of Porsche Cars North America. Von Platen will take up his new duties on April 1, when his predecessor starts as head of sales and marketing for Volkswagen's premium unit Audi. Sales in France more than tripled under the management of the French-born von Platen, reaching 2,916 vehicles ...

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