Reitzle's recruits

BMW executives lured to Ford by Premier Chairman Wolfgang Reitzle, former No. 2 at the German carmaker:

Ulrich Bez - former head of BMW M-Technik, now Aston Martin chairman. Came to Ford from Daewoo

Vic Doolan - president of BMW North America, now head of PAG North America

Alexander Klose - former consultant to BMW, now PAG marketing director

Reinhard Kunstler - BMW legal department, now managing director of Land Rover Germany

Dieter Laxy - head of BMW U.K., now Volvo senior marketing v.p.

Ulrich Scheifer - BMW Motor Sports, now Aston Martin product development chief

Gerhard Schmidt - head of BMW powertrain development, now president of Ford Motor research

Ralf Speth - head of Land Rover product development, now PAG director of product strategy

Bernhard Mattes - BMW Germany dealer relations, now head of sales and marketing for Ford of Germany

Gerry McGovern - chief designer at Land Rover, now chief designer for Lincoln

Stefan Muller - several posts at BMW, now managing director of Volvo Germany

Source: Automotive News Europe

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