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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

Feb. 16, 2017 18:45 CET

Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division.
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Feb. 10, 2017 15:00 CET

Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche, will leave the company "at his own request and fo ...

 

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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
Feb. 8, 2017 15:25 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 9 13:50 CET - adds details

BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills the hole left by Karim Habib's departure last month and helps address s ...

 




 

Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

Feb. 16, 2017 18:45 CET
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division.

Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss

Feb. 10, 2017 15:00 CET
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche, will leave the company "at his own request and for personal reasons." Zetsche will take over Bernhard's duties until a successor is named.

BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand

Feb. 8, 2017 15:25 CET
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills the hole left by Karim Habib's departure last month and helps address some of the upheaval at the luxury carmaker's styling department.

BMW names new CEO for North America

Feb. 2, 2017 16:43 CET
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held that title, is now head of BMW Group Region Americas.

Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson

Jan. 26, 2017 20:00 CET
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the automaker.

Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief

Jan. 26, 2017 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead its sales in China.

Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple

Jan. 24, 2017 16:44 CET
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand officer, a new position created as the company focuses on new mobility services. Tariq will work with marketing, communications and company leaders across the globe to build the brand.

Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief

Jan. 24, 2017 09:16 CET
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pacific operations, effective March 1.

Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering

Jan. 20, 2017 20:31 CET
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program.

Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has joined the UK car dealership Lookers as managing director.

Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

Jan. 11, 2017 21:47 CET
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, excluding China.

Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired

Jan. 11, 2017 01:52 CET
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, according to a person familiar with the matter. Tesla has hired Apple engineer Chris Lattner as its vice president of autopilot software.

Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer

Jan. 4, 2017 06:01 CET
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial design projects that the Italian company has in the pipeline.

Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says

Dec. 16, 2016 16:50 CET
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports car company's victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race.

Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge

Dec. 14, 2016 06:01 CET
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle business. During his 28-year career with the automaker, Normand helped Ghosn to fix Nissan and most recently led Renault's China expansion.

Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former head of Magneti Marelli's lighting division in North America and France.

Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer

Dec. 9, 2016 11:16 CET
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief technical officer. He succeeds Ian Minards, who moved to consumer electronics manufacturer Dyson.

Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration

Dec. 7, 2016 10:50 CET
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.

Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d

Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 CET
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.

Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development

Dec. 6, 2016 17:01 CET
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development.

VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive

Dec. 5, 2016 14:27 CET
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief operating officer. Henrich launched Daimler's Car2Go and is one of the leading figures in car-sharing services.

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2016 19:33 CET
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.

Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer

Nov. 10, 2016 11:31 CET
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer. Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand.

Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief

Nov. 8, 2016 13:31 CET
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations.

BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany,

 
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

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8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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