Volkswagen AG appoints Rudiger Koch as a board member for procurement at Volkswagen de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Koch, who currently heads up procurement at VW Group China, will be responsible for purchasing throughout North America, VW says.

VW, in an effort to support its growth and global parts sourcing strategies, also names Ralf Brandstatter, the current head of procurement at its SEAT SA subsidiary, to the operation’s executive committee, a move the auto maker says underlines the importance of the SEAT brand to the VW Group.

Both appointments are effective July 1.

Alexander Seitz, who currently works in VW’s powertrain purchasing division, has been named board member for procurement at VW do Brasil Ltda., effective Aug. 1. Seitz will be responsible for South American purchasing, VW says.