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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected

March 24, 2017 14:21 CET

Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, giving the VW Group premium brand a boost amid the diesel-emissions scandal.
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
March 23, 2017 11:39 CET

Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. Toukura succeeds Takashi Shirakawa, who will be chief vehicle engineer ...

 

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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
March 15, 2017 15:05 CET

Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for sales. ...

 




 

Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected

March 24, 2017 14:21 CET
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, giving the VW Group premium brand a boost amid the diesel-emissions scandal.

Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe

March 23, 2017 11:39 CET
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. Toukura succeeds Takashi Shirakawa, who will be chief vehicle engineer at Nissan's global product development division.

Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief

March 15, 2017 15:05 CET
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for sales.

Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief

March 14, 2017 11:16 CET
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.

Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled

March 14, 2017 12:18 CET
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 years of pursuing cutting-edge looks that put the automaker on the map for its styling. Nakamura steps down amid a wider design shuffle that promotes a new generation of stylists, one from inside the company, another from German luxury rival BMW.

GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture

March 9, 2017 21:09 CET
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufacturing joint venture in Michigan.

Toyota names new Europe sales boss

March 3, 2017 13:20 CET
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company's Asian operations, as executive vice president for sales, replacing Karl Schlicht, who is retiring.

Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making

March 1, 2017 13:14 CET
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works toward a slimmer executive structure to better compete in an industry undergoing rapid change.

Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard

Feb. 27, 2017 18:51 CET
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operations, replacing departed chief Wolfgang Bernhard.

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.

 
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