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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2017 15:46 CET

PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chief digital officer
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Nov. 28, 2017 10:24 CET

Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. Brungs led the prelaunch marketing campaign f ...

 

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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Nov. 24, 2017 16:57 CET

Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the automaker’s French unit. ...

 




 

Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership

Dec. 13, 2017 11:15 CET
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity and has shuffled the leadership of its research, purchasing and production engineering operations. It also named bosses for Germany, Russia and Italy, and a new marketing director.

PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2017 15:46 CET
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chief digital officer

Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand

Nov. 28, 2017 10:24 CET
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. Brungs led the prelaunch marketing campaign for the Chiron.

Porsche France boss to head Canada ops

Nov. 24, 2017 16:57 CET
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the automaker’s French unit.

VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief

Nov. 24, 2017 10:38 CET
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand.

Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president

Nov. 15, 2017 14:05 CET
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been appointed president of the automaker's European operations.

VW Group Canada names new CEO

Nov. 13, 2017 20:20 CET
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, who returns to Germany.

Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves

Nov. 6, 2017 22:07 CET
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California.

VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief

Nov. 6, 2017 10:50 CET
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe.

Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis

Oct. 31, 2017 10:13 CET
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis and help make the new upscale brand more competitive against European premium automakers.

BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management

Oct. 27, 2017 14:40 CET
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marketing in the hopes of better positioning the carmaker in a new digital age.

Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire

Oct. 24, 2017 16:46 CET
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part of a global management reorganization. The automaker also said company veteran Stephen Odell, the British national who heads global sales and marketing, will retire.

Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team

Oct. 24, 2017 10:51 CET
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Oleg is currently design boss at the PSA's DS subbrand.

Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief

Oct. 20, 2017 06:01 CET
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of global marketing and sales.

Former Opel development chief Forst will help monitor VW

Oct. 19, 2017 09:28 CET
VW Group's U.S.-court appointed monitor, Larry Thompson, has recruited former Opel development chief Rita Forst to help him oversee the automaker following its diesel-emissions cheating.

Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint

Oct. 17, 2017 15:04 CET
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. He will oversee the Silicon Valley company's aggressive charging-point expansion plans in Europe.

GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief

Oct. 12, 2017 21:34 CET
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle programs.

Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company

Sept. 25, 2017 19:46 CET
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. Mueller is the second leading executive to quit Opel since PSA acquired the automaker from GM.

Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief

Sept. 21, 2017 06:01 CET
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. Hofmann joins Hyundai Europe as the automaker seeks to become the region's best-selling Asian brand by overtaking Toyota and Nissan.

Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief

Sept. 14, 2017 09:23 CET
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move expected to help the automaker reverse its fortunes in China.

Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role

Sept. 13, 2017 21:07 CET
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strategies within Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi in his new job as head of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management for the alliance. Martin is currently Nissan's North America factory boss.

Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran

Sept. 6, 2017 10:54 CET
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief.

Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head

Sept. 5, 2017 10:04 CET
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford after stints working for General Motors, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler.

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.

Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role

Aug. 31, 2017 19:10 CET
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the Americas. The move follows the double-duty pattern favored by CEO Andy Palmer.

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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