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Audi's Keogh to succeed Woebcken as CEO of VW Group in North America

Oct. 10, 2018 17:00 CET | UPDATED: 10/10/18 2:39 pm ET - adds video

Scott Keogh, who has steered Audi to 107 straight months of U.S. sales gains, will become CEO of parent Volkswagen Group's operations in North America. He will succeed Hinrich Woebcken, who will become a strategy adviser.
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Delphi's Butterworth to lead Melrose's automotive division
Oct. 9, 2018 10:31 CET

Liam Butterworth, who stepped down as head of Delphi last week, has been named CEO of the automotive division of Melrose Industries. ...

 

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Daimler CFO to leave after missing out on top job
Oct. 8, 2018 10:53 CET

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber will leave the company, marking the first top-level departure after the automaker picked Ola Kallenius to take over as CEO from Dieter Zetsche. ...

 

Audi's Keogh to succeed Woebcken as CEO of VW Group in North America

Oct. 10, 2018 17:00 CET
Scott Keogh, who has steered Audi to 107 straight months of U.S. sales gains, will become CEO of parent Volkswagen Group's operations in North America. He will succeed Hinrich Woebcken, who will become a strategy adviser.

Delphi's Butterworth to lead Melrose's automotive division

Oct. 9, 2018 10:31 CET
Liam Butterworth, who stepped down as head of Delphi last week, has been named CEO of the automotive division of Melrose Industries.

Daimler CFO to leave after missing out on top job

Oct. 8, 2018 10:53 CET
Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber will leave the company, marking the first top-level departure after the automaker picked Ola Kallenius to take over as CEO from Dieter Zetsche.

Chery hires former Mazda Europe, BMW stylist Rice as design chief

Oct. 5, 2018 10:35 CET
Chery has hired Kevin Rice, a former designer at Mazda Europe and BMW, to head styling at the state-owned Chinese automaker as seeks to enter the Europe market.

Renault's former No. 2 Pelata picked to steer France into electric, autonomous era

Oct. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Patrick Pelata, Renault's former chief operating officer, has been tasked by President Emmanuel Macron with guiding the French auto industry through the transition to electrification and autonomous driving.

Audi CEO Stadler in line for $8 million payout

Oct. 3, 2018 10:44 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is in line for a 7 million-euro ($8.1 million) payout if he is cleared of involvement in VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating.

Fiat Chrysler's new Europe boss has big tasks ahead

Oct. 1, 2018 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler's new Europe chief, Pietro Gorlier, must tackle some big problems. They include low profitability, aging products and overcapacity at the automaker's Italian factories.

BMW appoints new purchasing chief amid reports of boardroom tension

Sept. 26, 2018 16:21 CET
BMW's promotion of company veteran Andreas Wendt to head of purchasing comes as reports say boardroom bickering has intensified amid slowing sales momentum and a lack of fresh EVs to challenge Tesla, Mercedes and Audi.

Daimler names first non-German CEO as Zetsche era ends

Sept. 26, 2018 10:01 CET
Ola Kaellenius will be Daimler's first non-German CEO, taking the post next year. Current chief executive Dieter Zetsche will move to the automaker's supervisory board.

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Ford EV partner Zotye lures MG's design chief

Sept. 26, 2018 06:01 CET
Ford's electric-vehicle JV partner, Zotye, has hired Anthony Williams-Kenny, the MG brand's global design director from China's SAIC.

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Citroen appoints former Kia, BMW, Ford exec as design chief

Sept. 25, 2018 15:59 CET
Citroen named Pierre Leclercq, a veteran of BMW, Ford and Kia, as head of design.

Hyundai Motor promotes heir apparent Chung Euisun as succession looms

Sept. 14, 2018 09:51 CET
Euisun Chung moves a step closer to succeeding his 80-year-old father, Chung Mong-koo, who has presided over Hyundai for two decades, transforming Hyundai into the world's fifth-biggest automaker with affiliate Kia.

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Adient names DelGrosso CEO, succeeding interim chief Fritz Henderson

Sept. 13, 2018 16:13 CET
Seating supplier Adient named turnaround veteran Douglas DelGrosso as its next CEO, replacing former GM chief Fritz Henderson.

Aston Martin names Penny Hughes chairman ahead of London listing

Sept. 10, 2018 10:02 CET
Aston Martin is moving ahead with a plan to list shares in London, naming Penny Hughes as chairman in a break from its tradition of an all-male board.

Musk elevates Tesla's little-known fixer to steer past drama

Sept. 10, 2018 17:45 CET
In Jerome Guillen, Elon Musk has promoted a skilled multitasker who's proven able to operate at the breakneck speed his abrasive boss demands.

Tesla accounting chief, HR head resign

Sept. 7, 2018 14:53 CET
Tesla's top accountant gave notice he's resigning one month into the job, citing the level of scrutiny on the electric-car maker. Tesla's top HR executive also said she is leaving the company.

VW Group names finance exec as new sales chief

Sept. 7, 2018 12:58 CET
VW Group appointed Christian Dahlheim as its new head of group sales. Dalheim replaces Fred Kappler, who will retire from the company.

FAW names ex-Rolls-Royce design chief to help revive luxury China marque

Sept. 7, 2018 10:00 CET
China FAW has recruited Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce's former design chief, in an effort to revive ts Hongqi luxury brand.

Former Land Rover designer Phil Simmons joins Great Wall

Sept. 4, 2018 10:20 CET
Great Wall appointed former Land Rover stylist Phil Simmons as design director for the Haval brand.

Lotus names former Bentley, JLR exec as product strategy chief

Sept. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Lotus, the UK sports-car maker that is set for a $1.9 billion revival under its new Chinese owners, named former Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and GM executive Uday Senapati as its product strategy chief.

Rolls-Royce names new N. America boss

Aug. 28, 2018 10:39 CET
Rolls-Royce said BMW executive Martin Fritsches will head its operations in North America. He succeeds Pedro Mota, who is returning to Porsche to head its North American marketing.

Mazda Europe design boss Rice quits

Aug. 27, 2018 15:33 CET
Mazda Europe's design boss, Kevin Rice, has left the automaker. Rice, who has worked for BMW, Opel and Ford, quit to pursue a career outside of the automaker, Mazda said.

Tesla communications chief set to depart

Aug. 26, 2018 08:34 CET
Former Apple executive Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, is leaving the company after nearly two years.

Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple

Aug. 10, 2018 09:47 CET
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple. Field will be working with Bob Mansfield, who has been heading up Apple's self-driving car program, Project Titan.

Audi appoints new chief for China operations

Aug. 1, 2018 17:11 CET
Audi, which lags premium rivals Mercedes and BMW in China, has appointed former Opel and Skoda marketing boss Thomas Owsianski as new operations chief for the market.

 
German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may hit them later

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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