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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.
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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. ...

 

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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 ma ...

 




 

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.

Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief

Aug. 8, 2017 06:01 CET
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda in February to join BMW as chief brand designer.

Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss

Aug. 3, 2017 12:10 CET
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain.

VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief

Aug. 2, 2017 09:19 CET
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger cars brand.

BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief

July 25, 2017 19:37 CET
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1.

Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe

July 24, 2017 22:35 CET
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.

Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief

July 21, 2017 09:20 CET
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowski in the post.

BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor

July 20, 2017 16:33 CET
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter Nota, who moves to BMW from Dutch electronics and lighting company Philips.

Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch

July 17, 2017 23:19 CET
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, increasing its board size to nine.

KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company

July 13, 2017 12:14 CET
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Communications after a change in the company's family ownership structure.

Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. The Russian executive succeeds Mark Ovenden, who Ford has been promoted to head of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.

VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing

July 5, 2017 23:50 CET
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head of sales and marketing for the VW brand in North America. Eichorn is succeeded in his current role as sales and marketing chief at Skoda by Alain Favey.

PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa

July 4, 2017 06:01 CET
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing efforts in the Middle East and Africa. PSA aims to sell 1 million vehicles in the region by 2025.

Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months

June 21, 2017 12:44 CET
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joining the electric carmaker.

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

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

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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