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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.
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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 ...

 

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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
Jan. 11, 2018 11:53 CET | UPDATED: Jan 11 16:51 CET - adds Norman comments

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 work ...

 

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.

VW Group Canada names new CEO

Nov. 13, 2017 20:20 CET
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, who returns to Germany.

Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves

Nov. 6, 2017 22:07 CET
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California.

VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief

Nov. 6, 2017 10:50 CET
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe.

Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis

Oct. 31, 2017 10:13 CET
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis and help make the new upscale brand more competitive against European premium automakers.

BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management

Oct. 27, 2017 14:40 CET
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marketing in the hopes of better positioning the carmaker in a new digital age.

Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire

Oct. 24, 2017 16:46 CET
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part of a global management reorganization. The automaker also said company veteran Stephen Odell, the British national who heads global sales and marketing, will retire.

Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team

Oct. 24, 2017 10:51 CET
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Oleg is currently design boss at the PSA's DS subbrand.

Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief

Oct. 20, 2017 06:01 CET
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of global marketing and sales.

 
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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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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