Wolfsburg (AP) - VW General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh has honored the deceased former VW executive and supervisory board chief Ferdinand Piëch as "a great manager and engineer". Without Ferdinand Piëch, Volkswagen would not be where one stands now. For this one owes him thanks and recognition, said Osterloh. The works councils were not always in all questions of opinion with Piëch been. But you look with respect and respect for his great life's work. Piëch had died on Sunday at the age of 82, his wife Ursula Piëch said.