According to BraodcastingCable.com Discovery has named Alex Wellen as president and general manager of the newly formed automotive-focused Motor Trend Group. Welllen will oversee the group’s strategic direction and global growth, including the Motor Trend App and motortrend.com, as well as the Velocity cable network. Mike Lang, President of International Development and CEO of Motor Trend said "Alex is a tremendous talent, with the world-class digital expertise we need to drive our global ambitions for Motor Trend Group." Wellen will take the helm July 1, 2018.