Volker Holzmeyer is set to join Porsche Motorsport North America as its new President and CEO beginning in January.
Announced on Monday, the 41-year-old German will succeed Dr. Daniel Armbruster, with the two managers set to work closely together in the coming months during the transition.
“North America has always been of tremendous significance to Porsche. Having the right person in charge there to manage and steer our largest motorsport market, therefore, is very important,” said Head of Porsche Motorsport Fritz Enzinger.
“Daniel Armbruster has steered PMNA through a difficult time with perfect precision, and we are extremely grateful to him for having done that.
“Motor racing is changing fundamentally these days in terms of the approach, the technology and accessibility. And that requires visionary thinking as well as a steady hand.
“Volker Holzmeyer is equipped with everything needed to cope with the upcoming challenges facing the entire sport and indeed Porsche as well.”
Having joined Porsche in 2004, Holzmeyer holds extensive experience in motorsports, in addition to sales, marketing and after sales.
In 2019, he was named manager of motorsport sales in the Americas and Asia regions and also served as product manager for all vehicles used in Porsche Club events.
“Daniel Armbruster has taken the company to a new level during his tenure with PMNA and has been a driving force in bringing the Porsche Carrera Cup North America to life,” said Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Product Lines 911/718 at Porsche AG and chairman of PMNA’s Shareholder Committee.
”And now with Volker Holzmeyer, we have an experienced and long-time Porsche enthusiast following in Daniel’s footsteps, which means that PMNA will continue to be in very good hands.
“Reliability and continuity have always been among the key factors for the success of Porsche Motorsport in North America.”
Armbruster joined PMNA in 2017 and was responsible for the launch of the first-ever Carrera Cup in North America, which debuted this year.