Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, currently head of Whole Vehicle Engineering for Skoda is joining Rolls-Royce & Bentley. He is to join the Engineering Board on September 1 and will report directly to chief executive Tony Gott. Rothpieler will head up the company's engineering and design functions. " His extensive expertise in whole vehicle engineering is key to the next phase in our development of the all-new Mid-Size-Bentley, or MSB. His experience and knowledge of the Volkswagen Group technology, processes and systems will prove invaluable to us," says Gott.