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GM promotes former Opel engineer to Asian tech center chief

May 23, 2015 06:01 CET

General Motors named former Opel engineer Tobias Suenner as president of its technical center in Shanghai. Suenner moves to the role from his current job as GM's chief engineer for compact cars.
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Citroen names former BMW exec as China director
May 20, 2015 13:06 CET

Former BMW executive Sabine Scheunert is the new head of Citroen in China. Scheunert is the first woman to become director of a European brand in China and is responsible ...
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Borgward revival led by former Daimler China boss
May 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Borgward named former Daimler China boss Ulrich Walker as its CEO as the company prepares to resurrect the German brand with Chinese backing. ...
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GM promotes former Opel engineer to Asian tech center chief

May 23, 2015 06:01 CET
General Motors named former Opel engineer Tobias Suenner as president of its technical center in Shanghai. Suenner moves to the role from his current job as GM's chief engineer for compact cars.

Citroen names former BMW exec as China director

May 20, 2015 13:06 CET
Former BMW executive Sabine Scheunert is the new head of Citroen in China. Scheunert is the first woman to become director of a European brand in China and is responsible for Citroen's largest single market.

Borgward revival led by former Daimler China boss

May 19, 2015 06:01 CET
Borgward named former Daimler China boss Ulrich Walker as its CEO as the company prepares to resurrect the German brand with Chinese backing.

Mopar head Gorlier gets additional component role

May 18, 2015 20:16 CET
Pietro Gorlier, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' global parts and service organization, has been named the automaker's COO for components, effective June 30.

Hyundai names new Europe chief

May 4, 2015 15:09 CET
Hyundai said company veteran Hyung Cheong Kim is the new president and CEO of its European operations, the third major reshuffle for the automaker in the region in less than a year. Kim replaces Byung Kwon Rhim, who moves to Seoul to head Hyundai Motors' international sales division.

Hella says its finance chief will leave

April 29, 2015 11:41 CET
Hella, a German manufacturer of auto headlights and electronics, said its finance chief Wolfgang Ollig had asked that his contract not be renewed when it runs out in mid-2016.

Sogefi names former Faurecia exec as new CEO

April 27, 2015 15:58 CET
Italian supplier Sogefi has named Laurent Hebenstreit as its new CEO. Hebenstreit, 54, a former director at Faurecia and Plastic Omnium, will succeed Guglielmo Fiocchi, who left the company late last year.

Fiat Chrysler promotes Gilles to global design boss

April 1, 2015 19:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler promoted Ralph Gilles, its chief designer in the U.S., to global head of design. Gilles succeeds Lorenzo Ramaciotti, who is retiring. Ramaciotti will continue to lend his expertise to the group, serving as a special adviser to CEO Sergio Marchionne, the automaker said.

Hyundai names sales veteran Schmid as No. 2 in Europe

March 31, 2015 11:21 CET
Hyundai has promoted Thomas Schmid to chief operating officer in Europe. He succeeds Allan Rushforth, who quit the automaker last October to become Nissan's global sales chief.

Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief

March 27, 2015 17:11 CET
Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart. Rogers will assume board-level responsibilities for the UK automaker's global engineering operations, reporting directly to CEO Ralf Speth, JLR said.

Former GM Europe chief Forster will lead UK taxi builder

March 25, 2015 06:01 CET
Auto industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster, who once headed GM Europe and Tata Motors, is new board chairman at London Taxi Company, which builds the UK's iconic black cabs.

Volvo appoints Europe boss as part of global reorganization

March 24, 2015 11:43 CET
Volvo named Anders Gustafsson as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, one of three global business regions that also include new divisions for the Americas and Asia.

Renault reinforces quality oversight

March 24, 2015 12:09 CET
Renault aims to improve its quality and customer satisfaction ratings by moving its Americas chief, Denis Barbier, to a new role overseeing those two areas.

Cadillac Europe will be run by former BMW executive

March 15, 2015 06:01 CET
GM has appointed veteran BMW executive Andreas Schaaf as its new Cadillac chief in Europe. Schaaf replaces Thomas Sedran, a former interim CEO at Opel, who is leaving the automaker.

BMW names ex-Mini plant boss next production chief

March 12, 2015 14:15 CET
BMW Group has promoted manufacturing expert Oliver Zipse to succeed incoming CEO Harald Krueger as head of production. Zipse has held senior posts in product strategy and technical planning and previously served as head of Mini's UK plant.

Grupo Antolin shakes up management team

Feb. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
Grupo Antolin, the world's largest supplier of vehicle headliners, has shaken up the top tier of its management with an infusion of younger executives.

Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit

Jan. 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become director of product and marketing for Bentley's global organization. Winkler joins Bentley from Jaguar Land Rover.

Ford names new lobbyist in Europe as free trade, CO2 pressure intensifies

Jan. 23, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe has promoted veteran lobbyist Andrew McCall as its new vice president for government and community relations. McCall will have much to do as automakers lobby the EU to ease CO2 emissions targets and accelerate free-trade talks between Europe and the U.S.

New Mini boss is former Audi executive

Jan. 22, 2015 09:32 CET
BMW named former Audi executive Sebastian Mackensen as head of its Mini brand. BMW is seeking ways to boost Mini's long-term profitability and is expected to discontinue three slow-selling Minis -- the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman.

Volvo appoints Kerssemakers as U.S. chief

Jan. 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Volvo is reshuffling its North American management by appointing global corporate product strategy chief Lex Kerssemakers to replace U.S. CEO Tony Nicolosi. Volvo Vice President of Product Planning Henrik Green will take over Kerssemakers's duties as product strategy chief on an interim basis.

McLaren names new design chief

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
UK supercar maker McLaren promoted Robert Melville to the post of chief designer, reporting to the company’s design director, Frank Stephenson.

VW's Seat brand recruits Ford designer Lamm

Jan. 19, 2015 12:39 CET
Volkswagen's Seat brand has recruited Ford of Europe stylist Stefan Lamm as its new head of exterior design.

Aston Martin hires former Porsche exec as China boss

Jan. 13, 2015 15:45 CET
Aston Martin has hired former Porsche and BMW executive Michael Mingshan Peng as its new China boss as the UK sports-car maker seeks to boost sales in the country.

 
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