Management Changes

Chip Perry, TrueCar's new CEO, seeks to rebuild dealers' trust

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Chip Perry said his goal as the new CEO of TrueCar will be to win back the trust of auto dealers. Perry, 62, who helped build AutoTrader from a start-up venture into a $1 billion shopping site, was named CEO of TrueCar earlier today. He replaces Scott Painter, who announced his resignation as CEO in Augus...
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FCA names Dahl to replace Kunselman as safety and regulatory chief

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Fiat Chrysler named Michael Dahl as its new director of vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. He replaces Scott Kunselman, who is retiring Nov. 30....
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VW names compliance commissioner

Nov. 19, 2015 09:28 CET

VW Group has appointed a compliance commissioner from its Porsche business as the automaker faces increasing pressure from regulators in the U.S. and Europe over its emissions scandal....
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TrueCar exec Dominique to leave at year's end

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Larry Dominique, executive vice president of industry solutions at TrueCar, is leaving at the end of the year in the latest executive departure at the online shopping site....
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VW recruits exec linked to Apple electric car project

Nov. 10, 2015 15:45 CET

Volkswagen has recruited Apple executive Johann Jungwirth, who was linked to the tech company's electric car project, to head a newly established digital strategy unit....
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BMW names Brilliance JV boss as new China chief

Nov. 9, 2015 11:12 CET

BMW named Olaf Kastner to oversee the automaker's business in China where it has been losing some ground to rival Mercedes in recent months. Kastner replaces Karsten Engel, who will return to Germany....
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VW engineers admitted rigging CO2 emissions, report says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data because goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn were difficult to achieve, Bild am Sonntag reported....
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VW design chief de Silva to retire

Nov. 6, 2015 12:23 CET

VW Group's design chief, Walter de Silva, is retiring at the age of 64 after guiding the look of brands ranging from Seat to Bentley for nine years....
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JCI CEO's personal battles contrast with ethics-champion role

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Since he ascended to the top job at Johnson Controls two years ago, CEO Alex Molinaroli has championed a strong ethics policy for the supplier's 130,000 employees around the world. Now Molinaroli is facing questions about his own judgment, at least in his private life....
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GM's top lawyer will take reins of policy, lobbying efforts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

GM's top in-house attorney will take over public policy operations for the company after the departure of its current chief lobbyist. Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of global public policy and the former head of Cadillac, is stepping down, effective Nov. 1....
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VW shelves overhaul of U.S. business until scandal abates, report says

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Volkswagen has shelved plans to reorganize the management of its North American business and will not address its future strategy there until it has reached legal agreements over its rigging of emissions tests, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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FCA U.S. safety and regulatory chief Scott Kunselman to retire Nov. 30

10:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The executive who served as the face of Fiat Chrysler in its latest travails with U.S. safety regulators and Congress will retire next month. Scott Kunselman, 52, FCA's senior vice president of vehicle safety and regulatory affairs, will retire Nov. 30 after 30 years with the automaker and its corporate predecessors, the company said today....
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VW hires former Opel CEO as strategy chief

Oct. 26, 2015 14:51 CET

VW named former Opel CEO Thomas Sedran as head of strategy. Sedran is a highly experienced restructuring strategist who devised the latest turnaround plan for GM's money losing European operations....
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Johnson Controls’ board voices 'full support' for CEO Molinaroli

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The board of Johnson Controls has expressed support for CEO Alex Molinaroli following news reports and legal proceedings that detailed extensive financial ties between Molinaroli and a convicted Ponzi schemer....
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VW hires former GM Europe chief to steer strategy

8:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Volkswagen has hired Thomas Sedran, former head of GM's Opel division, to run group strategy. Sedran is the second prominent recruit to join the embattled carmaker during its diesel-emissions crisis....
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VW to freeze promotions due to emissions scandal, report says

7:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Volkswagen will freeze managerial promotions next year at its VW division as part of a savings drive to help meet the cost of a scandal over diesel emissions tests, a German business magazine reported today....
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JCI defends its CEO over link to scam artist

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Johnson Controls defended CEO Alex Molinaroli following reports of his ties to a convicted swindler, saying the executive was a victim of the scam, not an accomplice. In an Oct. 22 report, a Milwaukee newspaper detailed the relationship between Molinaroli and Joseph Zada, who was convicted on Sept. 3 in a Florida federal court on 15 counts of mail fraud in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme....
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Ford names new Europe manufacturing boss

Oct. 20, 2015 18:01 CET

Ford promoted company veteran Linda Cash to lead its European manufacturing operations in a management reshuffle that will also see its European sales boss, Peter Fleet, become Asia Pacific head of sales and marketing....
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GM appoints outside lawyers to top litigation, federal oversight posts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

GM appointed two more outsiders to top leadership posts within its legal department, after last year's firing of several high-ranking lawyers implicated in the company's ignition switch scandal....
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Ford general counsel, European manufacturing chief retiring amid executive shuffle

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Ford's general counsel and head of European manufacturing are retiring at the end of the year, part of a series of management changes the automaker announced today. David Leitch, 54, who has been Ford’s general counsel since 2005, will be replaced by Bradley Gayton, 52, the corporate secretary and assistant general counsel....
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VW denies report that at least 30 managers were involved in diesel cheat

8:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Volkswagen denied a report by German magazine Der Spiegel today that said at least 30 managers at the carmaker were involved in rigging diesel emission test results. "This number is completely unfounded," a VW spokesman said....
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FCA interior-design chief Busse heads back to Europe

10:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Klaus Busse -- the German-born designer who transformed the interiors of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles -- is leaving the U.S. to shape Fiat Chrysler's European brands. It's the latest in a series of management changes at FCA US this month....
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Porsche North America names Klaus Zellmer CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Volkswagen's sports car unit Porsche today named Klaus Zellmer president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, effective Nov. 1....
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Former Fiat N.A. chief Stoicevich leaves FCA

9:23 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The Fiat Chrysler executive who, until last week, was overseeing the struggling Fiat brand in North America, has resigned. Jason Stoicevich, 36, resigned Oct. 7, Automotive News has learned. An FCA spokesman confirmed the resignation, which had not been announced, this morning....
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Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET

Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000....
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