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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

Feb. 15, 2018 18:00 CET

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...

 

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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Feb. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows something about creating excitement. ...

 

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

Feb. 15, 2018 18:00 CET
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.

Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand.

Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati

Feb. 11, 2018 06:01 CET
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows something about creating excitement.

FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati

Feb. 5, 2018 18:35 CET
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' multitasking former boss, U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland.

New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruited from Continental.

Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job

Feb. 1, 2018 10:59 CET
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region following the departure of Philippe Saillard after just 10 months in the job.

Valeo appoints new China president

Jan. 26, 2018 12:25 CET
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit.

Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief

Jan. 26, 2018 11:20 CET
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint venture with China FAW Group.

Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief

Jan. 18, 2018 10:01 CET
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly established e-mobility business division.

Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker

Jan. 16, 2018 14:58 CET
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue other interests. The automaker has not yet announced a successor for the position.

Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround

Jan. 11, 2018 11:53 CET
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automaker announced further job cuts in Britain. Norman has already been working on a turnaround plan for Vauxhall, a source said

PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing

Jan. 11, 2018 12:18 CET
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, including its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands.

VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division

Jan. 10, 2018 06:01 CET
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric cars. The division will be headed by company veteran Thomas Ulbrich, who moves to the role from his post as the brand's production chief.

VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales

Jan. 8, 2018 17:00 CET
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S.

VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline

Jan. 5, 2018 22:20 CET
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker.

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.

PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump

Dec. 21, 2017 10:02 CET
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The move comes as PSA tries to reverse a sales slump in China.

Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO

Dec. 20, 2017 22:16 CET
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO.

Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America

Dec. 21, 2017 03:30 CET
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. Le Vot will report to Munoz, who also serves as Nissan's global chief performance officer.

Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership

Dec. 13, 2017 11:15 CET
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity and has shuffled the leadership of its research, purchasing and production engineering operations. It also named bosses for Germany, Russia and Italy, and a new marketing director.

PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2017 15:46 CET
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chief digital officer

Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand

Nov. 28, 2017 10:24 CET
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. Brungs led the prelaunch marketing campaign for the Chiron.

Porsche France boss to head Canada ops

Nov. 24, 2017 16:57 CET
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the automaker’s French unit.

VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief

Nov. 24, 2017 10:38 CET
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand.

Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president

Nov. 15, 2017 14:05 CET
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been appointed president of the automaker's European operations.

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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