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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.
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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.

Alfa and Maserati get new chief

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will remain FCA's chief technology officer.

Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, effective June 1.

Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing

May 14, 2016 04:02 CET
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. Hochholdinger is charged with improving and increasing output of Tesla's Model S luxury sedan and Model X crossover, as well as helping build a scalable, cost-effective manufacturing program for the Model 3.

Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board

May 10, 2016 12:56 CET
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate on VW's supervisory board, allowing the carmaker to fulfil legal quotas for women ahead of a key shareholder meeting.

Nissan adds a sustainability chief

May 10, 2016 19:29 CET
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency.

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.

 
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Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

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10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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