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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran

May 4, 2016 06:01 CET

PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker's commercial operations to improve synergies between its Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands.
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
May 3, 2016 15:22 CET

Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emissions scandal. His successor is Michael Steiner, the brand's head of qu ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
April 26, 2016 19:33 CET

BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executi ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran

May 4, 2016 06:01 CET
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker's commercial operations to improve synergies between its Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands.

Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company

May 3, 2016 15:22 CET
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emissions scandal. His successor is Michael Steiner, the brand's head of quality management.

BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations

April 26, 2016 19:33 CET
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.

IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations

April 20, 2016 22:03 CET
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively.

Porsche appoints Gartner expert to drive new technology developments

April 14, 2016 22:05 CET
Porsche has hired a specialist from U.S. information technology industries consultant Gartner to lead the development of online connectivity in its sports cars, the company said.

Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health

April 14, 2016 16:23 CET
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker.

Mini appoints new head of Americas

April 14, 2016 20:17 CET
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. Duncan will be succeeded by Thomas Felbermair, who had a similar role with Mini in Europe.

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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia

March 21, 2016 16:18 CET
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania.

PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China

March 17, 2016 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto partnership. The joint venture is struggling to establish a niche in China for its DS brand.

GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief

March 13, 2016 06:01 CET
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Bertagni will help drive forward Opel's product offensive.

New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali

Feb. 23, 2016 11:55 CET
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. He succeeds Stephan Winkelmann, who will head Audi's quattro performance division.

Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs

Feb. 23, 2016 11:58 CET
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. Katsushi Inoue will be its new Europe boss, moving from his role as president of Honda Cars India. Toshiaki Mikoshiba, current head of Honda's European operations, takes charge of North America.

Renault's Alpine unit gets former Aston Martin, Tesla exec as new chief

Feb. 19, 2016 06:01 CET
Renault's Alpine sports-car brand will be led by former Aston Martin and Tesla executive Michael van der Sande.

GM names new Europe production chief

Feb. 16, 2016 12:09 CET
General Motors named its Asian manufacturing boss, Phil Kienle, as head of production at Opel/Vauxhall, where he will play a crucial role in the European unit's product offensive.

Renault promotes Europe chief Mueller to No. 2 role

Feb. 12, 2016 17:30 CET
Renault has promoted its Europe head, Stefan Mueller, to the role of chief performance officer, making the German-Swiss executive one of CEO Carlos Ghosn's top two lieutenants.

Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that was mainly spent at General Motors' European operations where he was known as "Mr. Opel."

PSA appoints former Yahoo exec as chief digital officer

Jan. 28, 2016 06:01 CET
PSA named former Yahoo executive Brigitte Cantaloube as the automaker's first chief digital officer to help spearhead the company's "digital transformation."

Mercedes promotes UK sales boss to U.S. role

Jan. 22, 2016 20:38 CET
Mercedes-Benz named its UK sales boss, Adam Chamberlain, as head of sales in the U.S.

VW picks ex-BMW manager to head core brand in North America

Jan. 19, 2016 16:21 CET
Volkswagen has picked ex-BMW manager Hinrich Woebcken to run the North American business of its core brand as the automaker faces growing criticism of its handling of the emissions scandal in the U.S.

VW motorsport director Capito moves to McLaren

Jan. 14, 2016 16:53 CET
Volkswagen motorsport director Jost Capito has been appointed CEO of McLaren Racing. He replaces Jonathan Neale who has been handed a wider remit as chief operating officer of McLaren Technology Group.

Nissan names new Europe marketing chief

Jan. 5, 2016 15:41 CET
Nissan has promoted company veteran Jean-Pierre Diernaz to its new Europe marketing head.

Hyundai hires former Lamborghini exec to shape strategy at luxury Genesis brand

Dec. 28, 2015 12:36 CET
Hyundai has hired former Lamborghini executive Manfred Fitzgerald to shape strategy at its new Genesis brand in the latest effort by the company to shed its image as a value-for-money automaker.

Porsche names new production chief

Dec. 18, 2015 06:01 CET
Porsche has named VW Group veteran Albrecht Reimold as new production boss to replace Oliver Blume who was promoted to Porsche CEO.

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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