Volkswagen AG has named Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler as head of vehicle development at its Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars unit, the company said. Rothenpieler has been head of vehicle development at Skoda, the VW unit based in the Czech Republic. He takes over from Ulrich Hackenberg, who will concentrate on his other duties as head of production development and concepts at VW's Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters.