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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operations. Herrmann will succeed Bernhard Mattes, who has held the role for 14 years.
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET

Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, ...

 

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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric ...

 




 

Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operations. Herrmann will succeed Bernhard Mattes, who has held the role for 14 years.

Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss

Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, where he was vice president of sales for Europe.

Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.

Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. Ian Minards started as Dyson's global product development director this month.

BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV

Sept. 19, 2016 14:19 CET
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.

Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat

Aug. 27, 2016 06:01 CET
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as the marque expands its lineup in a bid to attract a wider range of customers.

Bentley names new head of exterior design

Aug. 25, 2016 11:34 CET
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanced exterior design leader at VW Group's ultraluxury brand.

Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit

Aug. 25, 2016 12:40 CET
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electronics. Mueller succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving Audi to lead his own technology and consulting firm.

Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand

Aug. 12, 2016 12:32 CET
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the VW brand in the Chinese market.

Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary. Periam, a UK national, moves to the role from his previous job as No. 2 at Ford's Turkish joint venture.

Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward

Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's styling boss for the past six years. He gets a management board post at Borgward.

PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs

July 28, 2016 15:15 CET
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. The changes will improve the roll-out of the automaker's mobility services, boost its China performance and ensure that new launches are successful, PSA said.

Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief

July 22, 2016 11:59 CET
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kaellenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.

BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief

July 21, 2016 13:36 CET
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network.

Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance

July 20, 2016 21:30 CET
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer.

VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi

July 15, 2016 06:01 CET
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Andreas Offermann.

Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes

July 11, 2016 18:38 CET
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.

FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy

July 11, 2016 21:45 CET
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work for the former Fiat S.p.A. in the US.

Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tries to increase sales of the U.S. luxury brand in the region.

VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America

June 21, 2016 10:38 CET
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge restoring sales amid an economic crisis in the key Brazilian market.

Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief

June 12, 2016 01:15 CET
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer.

GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing

June 9, 2016 17:47 CET
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the latest in a string of high-profile appointments for the long-time GM engineer. Boler-Davis, 47, succeeds Jim Deluca, 55, who is retiring after a 37-year career.

Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief

June 6, 2016 19:45 CET
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's sales and marketing. He will replace Gaetano Thorel, who has been a key player in Ford of Europe's efforts to lure buyers away from premium brands with its Vignale trim line.

Nissan Europe names new product planning chief

June 2, 2016 14:19 CET
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the automaker's new product planning chief. Pandikuthir succeeds Ivan Espinosa, who becomes program director for Nissan's midsize car platform in Japan.

Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit

May 27, 2016 11:44 CET
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked with developing new products and services for the brand.

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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