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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki, to fix the business where it needs it most -- Europe and North America.
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
May 18, 2018 13:23 CET

Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ...

 

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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
May 17, 2018 15:01 CET

PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company. ...

 

Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki, to fix the business where it needs it most -- Europe and North America.

Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business

May 18, 2018 13:23 CET
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel

May 17, 2018 15:01 CET
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company.

Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wolf from joining Porsche SE's supervisory board. Wolf cited risks related to his role as chairman of Russian van maker and contract manufacturer GAZ.

Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design

May 11, 2018 12:40 CET
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior designer.

Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO

May 11, 2018 04:53 CET
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budget and reliance on old-school combustion engines -- confronts big challenges in the new era of electrification, autonomous driving and connected cars.

Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward

May 8, 2018 12:00 CET
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technology officer.

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief

May 3, 2018 10:21 CET
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will become manufacturing chief as the automaker prepares its plants for an electrified future.

VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO

May 2, 2018 21:11 CET
VW of America has cut the cord with its former head of sales in the U.S. who's been laying the groundwork for more than $2 billion of planned electrical charging infrastructure.

Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup

April 30, 2018 10:14 CET
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run by ex-BMW executives.

Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years

April 26, 2018 11:58 CET
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departures at the electric-car maker, which is in a fierce war for the engineering talent needed to develop autonomous vehicles.

GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen

April 18, 2018 17:35 CET
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen.

Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses

April 17, 2018 10:37 CET
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain as managing director of Dacia, replacing Yves Caracatzanis, who becomes CEO of AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada cars.

Kia Europe names Herrera new COO

April 12, 2018 21:29 CET
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chief operating officer following the promotion of Michael Cole.

Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief

April 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketing boss.

VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division

April 11, 2018 06:01 CET
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans development, design and sales topics. The division is called Holistic User Experience, or HUX, and its creation is part of VW Group's plan to become more focused on user-centered mobility.

JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit

April 9, 2018 10:57 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to lead its performance and bespoke division. Van der Sande will replace John Edwards, who will take up another role within JLR.

PSA creates new electric vehicle unit

April 5, 2018 14:21 CET
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions of all its models starting in 2019.

Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer, as its new director of sales and marketing.

Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss

March 26, 2018 20:10 CET
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. De Ficchy will replace Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox, who is leaving the company for personal reasons, the automaker said.

Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff

March 22, 2018 11:48 CET
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. Mikael Bratt, the current chief of the company's passive safety unit, will replace Carlson.

VW brand, Seat appoint new production chiefs

March 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's VW and Seat brands named new production chiefs.

Goss leaves Jaguar Land Rover as automaker restructures sales; Braeuetigam promoted

March 8, 2018 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is restructuring its marketing, sales and service activities under a single leader. Marketing chief Felix Braeuetigam takes on the newly-created position of chief commercial officer, absorbing the duties of sales operations director, Andy Goss, who leaves the company.

Former GM purchasing boss Andersson gets expanded role at Yazaki

March 5, 2018 18:40 CET
Bo Andersson, the former GM purchasing boss who was named head of Yazaki's European operations last year, also will lead the supplier's North and Central America operations

PSA veteran Duchemin will head Opel sales

Feb. 28, 2018 11:46 CET
PSA veteran Xavier Duchemin will head sales at the French automaker's newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands. Opel said Duchemin's extensive experience will help the company to implement its PACE turnaround plan.

 
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Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

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8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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