Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles names new product boss

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed John Ricardo-Neto as its new head of product planning. He will start the role from 4 September 2023.

Ricardo-Neto has more than a decade of experience working within the Volkswagen Group, building an impressive profile as a leader.

He has previously worked in product planning and sales roles across Audi UK and Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles. John also played a pivotal role in the development and deployment of the Group’s Mobility 2.0 objective in partnership with Volkswagen Financial Services.

Cian O’Brien, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “John’s expertise and experience is critical to the continued success of this role within the business. With a focus on supporting our ‘Delivering Tomorrow’ plan, which includes new products such as the next-generation California, John and his team will play a pivotal role in our transition to a leaner, digitised business, fit for the future.”

Ricardo-Neto takes over the role from Tom Macintyre, who is transitioning to the role of head of direct sales for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.