Company boss Wolfgang Dürheimer is retiring.

Confirming earlier rumors, 59-year old Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer has announced he is retiring. He will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, a former JLR executive who has previously worked for Bentley and also held positions at Porsche, Saab, and Volkswagen."Wolfgang Dürheimer has had an outstanding career and has launched some of the most important cars the group has ever created," Matthias Müller said in a statement.

Dürheimer relinquished his position as the head of Bugatti, too. His spot will be filled by Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann, who moved over from Lamborghini about a year and a half ago. Winkelmann's replacement hasn't been named yet.

Bentley also appointed new board members. Werner Tietz will replace Rolf Frech as the head of engineering, Chris Craft will replace Andreas Offermann as the head of sales and marketing, and Astrid Fontaine will replace Marlies Rogait as the head of human resources, digitalization, and IT. The outgoing board members will retire on December 31st of this year.

55-year old Hallmark will begin his new job at Bentley on February 1st, 2018. Dürheimer will continue to take a key role in advising Volkswagen Group's motorsport division, according to a statement published by Bentley.

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