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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.
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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. ...

 

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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. ...

 




 

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.

Former Opel development chief Forst will help monitor VW

Oct. 19, 2017 09:28 CET
VW Group's U.S.-court appointed monitor, Larry Thompson, has recruited former Opel development chief Rita Forst to help him oversee the automaker following its diesel-emissions cheating.

Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint

Oct. 17, 2017 15:04 CET
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. He will oversee the Silicon Valley company's aggressive charging-point expansion plans in Europe.

GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief

Oct. 12, 2017 21:34 CET
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle programs.

Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company

Sept. 25, 2017 19:46 CET
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. Mueller is the second leading executive to quit Opel since PSA acquired the automaker from GM.

Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief

Sept. 21, 2017 06:01 CET
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. Hofmann joins Hyundai Europe as the automaker seeks to become the region's best-selling Asian brand by overtaking Toyota and Nissan.

Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief

Sept. 14, 2017 09:23 CET
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move expected to help the automaker reverse its fortunes in China.

Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role

Sept. 13, 2017 21:07 CET
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strategies within Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi in his new job as head of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management for the alliance. Martin is currently Nissan's North America factory boss.

Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran

Sept. 6, 2017 10:54 CET
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief.

Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head

Sept. 5, 2017 10:04 CET
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford after stints working for General Motors, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler.

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.

Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role

Aug. 31, 2017 19:10 CET
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the Americas. The move follows the double-duty pattern favored by CEO Andy Palmer.

Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications

Aug. 31, 2017 19:44 CET
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position.

Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss

Aug. 29, 2017 15:48 CET
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers returns to Europe after steering Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months.

VW shuffles product development team

Aug. 29, 2017 06:01 CET
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mobility that will include the introduction of electric vehicles and autonomous cars.

Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit

Aug. 24, 2017 04:04 CET
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations. Luo will lead the carmaker's operations in greater China and Taiwan.

Ford appoints head of smart mobility for Europe

Aug. 23, 2017 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe named former BearingPoint executive Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for smart mobility.

 
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

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4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

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6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

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4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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