Tony Cervone has been appointed EVP of group communications at Volkswagen, marking his return to the auto industry as VW’s top PR exec in the U.S. He’ll report to Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

Cervone worked at GM for a decade, serving as VP of global communications strategy and operations for a short time. He also spent 14 years at Chrysler, where he was VP of communications.

Most recently he was SVP and chief communications officer at United Airlines. He joined that company in 2009.

[via InsideLine.com]