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Opel names Brunet as new finance chief

July 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, who has moved to parent PSA Group as head of finance.
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VW names Sedran as head of commercial vehicles
July 10, 2018 13:49 CET

VW has named Thomas Sedran to lead its commercial vehicles division. Currently VW's head of strategy, Sedran will assume his new post on Sept. 1. He replaces Eckhard Scho ...

 

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Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief
July 9, 2018 15:31 CET

Former ZF CEO Stefan Sommer, who steered the supplier's 2015 acquisition of TRW, will join VW Group as procurement chief in January 2019, the automaker announced. ...

 

VW Group names Porsche exec as strategy chief

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET
VW Group named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.

Opel names Brunet as new finance chief

July 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, who has moved to parent PSA Group as head of finance.

VW names Sedran as head of commercial vehicles

July 10, 2018 13:49 CET
VW has named Thomas Sedran to lead its commercial vehicles division. Currently VW's head of strategy, Sedran will assume his new post on Sept. 1. He replaces Eckhard Scholz.

Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief

July 9, 2018 15:31 CET
Former ZF CEO Stefan Sommer, who steered the supplier's 2015 acquisition of TRW, will join VW Group as procurement chief in January 2019, the automaker announced.

Renault-Nissan names ex-Daimler exec connected car boss

July 6, 2018 13:23 CET
Renault-Nissan has picked former Daimler executive Kal Mos to lead the alliance's connected car activities. Mos succeeds Ogi Redzic, a former Nokia executive who was head of connected vehicles and mobility services at alliance since 2016.

Lotus taps Aston Martin exec for newly created post

July 4, 2018 13:30 CET
Lotus has hired a top Aston Martin executive as its commercial director -- a new job for the UK sports car maker -- as it prepares for increased growth under the ownership of China's Geely Holding Group.

Bosch names new autos boss, appoints digital chief

June 29, 2018 09:31 CET
Bosch is reorganizing its top management, appointing company veterans to head its mobility services and newly created digital services divisions.

Audi said to appoint former Rolls-Royce exec as Europe sales chief

June 27, 2018 10:22 CET
Audi's new European sales chief is former Rolls-Royce executive Fintan Knight, a source familiar with the matter said.

Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss

June 22, 2018 14:38 CET
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler.

IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO

June 21, 2018 18:36 CET
International Automotive Components Group (IAC) named former Magna International executive Manfred Gingl to the post of CEO.

PSA finance boss de Chatillon quits to join pharmaceutical company

June 19, 2018 10:55 CET
PSA finance chief Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon will leave the automaker to join French pharmaceutical company Sanofi. He will be succeeded by Philippe de Rovira, currently finance boss at of PSA's Opel/Vauxhall unit.

Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo

June 15, 2018 23:40 CET
Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles.

GM names first female finance chief

June 13, 2018 15:54 CET
General Motors CFO Chuck Stevens is retiring and will be succeeded by Dhivya Suryadevara, a 39-year-old rising star in the company's financial operations and the first female finance chief in GM's history.

Former GM chief Henderson named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient

June 11, 2018 15:39 CET
Fritz Henderson, who steered GM through its 2009 bankruptcy, has been named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient. He succeeds Bruce McDonald, who is stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO.

Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker

June 8, 2018 09:43 CET
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor has left the automaker to "pursue alternative business interests," the company said.

Lotus CEO Gales steps down, replaced by top Geely executive

June 4, 2018 17:14 CET
Jean-Marc Gales has stepped down as Lotus Cars CEO and will be replaced by Feng Qing Feng, chief technical officer of Lotus' owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

Daimler's Winkler to step down as Smart CEO

May 29, 2018 14:38 CET
The CEO of Daimler's Smart business, Annette Winkler, is stepping down after eight years as head of the automaker's microcar brand. Daimler said a successor will be appointed at a later date.

Kia Motors America names Michael Cole as COO

May 29, 2018 20:30 CET
Kia Motors America has handed the COO reins to Michael Cole, who had the same position for its European operation since November 2012.

Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus

May 24, 2018 16:53 CET
Porsche Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director. The executive, who arrives from the same role in France, will focus on Porsche digitalization plans in the market.

Continental appoints chief technology officer for China

May 22, 2018 14:51 CET
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China.

Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering

May 22, 2018 23:49 CET
Tesla hired Snapchat maker Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as head of engineering to work on its Autopilot software and other projects.

Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki, to fix the business where it needs it most -- Europe and North America.

Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business

May 18, 2018 13:23 CET
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel

May 17, 2018 15:01 CET
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company.

Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wolf from joining Porsche SE's supervisory board. Wolf cited risks related to his role as chairman of Russian van maker and contract manufacturer GAZ.

 
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