BAJAJ TEMPO LTD. - Helmut Petri and Rolf Batice of DaimlerChrysler have been appointed directors. Daim-lerChrysler holds a minority share of Bajaj Tempo Ltd. of Pune, India, which makes utility vehicles and light trucks.
GOODYEAR INDIA LTD. - Luis Cesar Ceneviz, 43, has been appointed chairman and managing director. The Brazil native is a production engineer. He was managing director of Goodyear de Colombia. He succeeded N.P. Moos, who resigned. C.D. Jameau, 51, has been appointed finance director. Jameau, a U.S. citizen, was finance director of P.T. Goodyear Sumatra Plantations, Indonesia.
MOTOR INDUSTRIES CO. LTD. - Andreas Nobis has been appointed managing director. MICO of Bangalore, India, belongs to Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany.
RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS - Jerome Stoll will head this new company after Renault SA takes over the bankrupt Korean carmaker Samsung Motors Inc. His title has not been decided. He now is Renault vice president for powertrain parts purchasing.
TATA ENGINEERING (TELCO) - Ravi Kant, 56, has been appointed director in charge of the commercial vehicle business unit. He was senior vice president for commercial vehicles.
Helmut Petri, a divisional board member in charge of the Passenger Cars Division of DaimlerChrysler, has been appointed a director. Daimler-Chrysler has an equity stake in Telco.
S.J. Ghandy has been appointed managing director of Telco Construction Equip-ment. Telco has an 80 percent stake in Telco Construction Equipment, and Hitachi Con-struction Machinery Co. of Japan has a 20 percent stake.
A.C. CARS - Mike Hall has been appointed joint chairman. Hall, 57, recently completed a 30-year career with the Coca-Cola Co. For the past eight years he was president of Coca-Cola (Japan). Hall has been involved with A.C., the United Kingdom's oldest surviving carmaker, as an investor. Joint Chairman Alan Lubinsky said Hall would lead A.C.'s sales and marketing.
ARVIN - Jay Sanchez has joined Arvin Replacement Products Europe in Paris as managing director. He had worked in South America as managing director of Gabriel de Venezuela, an Arvin joint venture with Sivensa, where he was responsible for the Gabriel shock absorber replacement business as well as Arvin's original equipment exhaust business. Sanchez replaces Dan Daniel, who was appointed president of Arvin Replacement Products Business Group at the end of 1999. The company supplies exhausts, shock absorbers and filters to the European aftermarket.
ASTON MARTIN - Ulrich Bez, a prime architect of Daewoo's product lineup, has been hired as chief executive. Bez had been an adviser to Aston Martin's owner, Ford Motor Co., in its bidding for Daewoo. Ford emerged as the high bidder for Daewoo and is negotiating with a committee of Daewoo's creditors. Bez previously was vice president of engineering at Daewoo. He also has been product development chief at Porsche and head of BMW's M-Technik performance unit.
BMW - Jim O'Donnell has been named managing director of BMW (Great Britain) Ltd. O'Donnell, 50, had been sales and marketing director for BMW South Africa. Before moving to South Africa, O'Donnell was sales director of BMW (Great Britain).
DAEWOO - Design Director Ginger Ostle, working from Daewoo's technical Center in Worthing, England, will leave after four years. Ostle will become executive director of design.net AG, a styling consultancy in Frankfurt, responsible for the transport division.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER - Klaus-Dieter Vohringer, DaimlerChrysler board of management member responsible for research and technology, has taken over responsibility for corporate quality management. Ulrich Walker, the former head of corporate quality management, has joined the new Mitsubishi board.
DURR - Frank Haun has been appointed member of the board of management of Durr AG, in Stuttgart, Germany. Haun, 41, will assume responsibility for the automation business unit. He will remain a member of the board at Carl Schenck AG, in Darmstadt, Germany, which was taken over by Durr in April.
FORD MOTOR CO. - Massimo Ghenzer, 57, has resigned as executive director of Ford Italia to become general manager of the passenger division of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), the Italian state railway. He was the first Ford executive in a single European market to have responsibility for all of the company's brands, including Ford, Jaguar, Mazda, Volvo, Hertz and Ford Credit.
GKN - Ian Griffiths will succeed Sarkis Kalyandjian as chief executive of GKN PLC's Automotive Driveline Division, effective Dec. 1. Griffiths also will join the executive committee of the GKN board. Kalyandjian, 61, previously announced his retirement.
NISSAN - Trevor Mann has been promoted to production director at Nissan Motor Manufacturing (U.K.) Ltd. in Sunderland, England. Mann joined Nissan in Sunderland in 1985.
OPEL - Gerard Saint-Martin has replaced Alexander Perk as chairman of Opel France. Saint-Martin, 44, was in charge of Renault's Asia-Pacific division. Saint-Martin joined Renault in 1989 and has held various sales and marketing positions.
OXFORD AUTOMOTIVE - Rochus Gronwald has retired as managing director of Oxford Automotive Gebr. Wackenhut GmbH, Germany. Gerhard Koenig, former vice president of product development services at MSX International, has assumed Gronwald's responsibilities. Koenig also spent 17 years in senior positions at Porsche. Oxford Automotive supplies engineered metal components, assemblies and modules.
TI GROUP - Jim Newell has been named director of human resources. He joins TI Automotive after several years with the Rover Group, including time with former parent company British Aerospace. Working in the United Kingdom, Newell will direct TI Automotive's human resources strategy. TI Automotive supplies fluid storage and delivery systems.
ASC INC. - Rolf Haag moves to managing director of the Premier Roof Systems joint venture with Edscha Cabrio-Verdecksysteme GmbH. Haag was global director of the General Motors business unit of Bundy Corp. ASC of Southgate, Michigan, provides services for specialty vehicle and automotive systems.
ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS INC. - Timothy MacCarthy becomes president and CEO. He was vice president of government affairs for Nissan North America Inc. Paul Ryan moves to director of commercial affairs. He was corporate manager of government af- fairs for Nis- san North Am- erica. Michael Cammisa has been appointed director of safety in the Technical Affairs unit. He was a researcher for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The association, in Arlington, Virginia, represents U.S. subsidiaries of international automotive companies doing business in the United States.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER - Michael Evans has been named vice president of advance vehicle engineering. He was director of the global line for Lincoln Mercury. Evans succeeds Eric Ridenour, who was named vice president of product planning. Kurt Kavajecz has been named manager of the Belvidere, Illinois, assembly plant. He was an assistant plant manager for Ford.
FERRARI NORTH AMERICA - Stuart Robinson, 53, managing director of Ferrari U.K. Ltd., has been named president and CEO of Ferrari North America Inc. He replaces Gian Luigi Longinotti Buitoni, who is leaving for unspecified reasons after eight years in the post. Buitoni's other interests include his family's giant food business, Industrie Buitoni Perugina. Robinson, who had led Ferrari U.K. since 1993, said his top priority is to relaunch the Maserati brand in North America next year.
J. WALTER THOMPSON - Brian New has been appointed senior partner, management supervisor-international operations for the Ford global business unit. He had been director of operations for the regional advertising force serving the Ford account. He works in Detroit.
LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA INC. - Bob Rolland has been appointed general manager of Land Rover University, a newly created position. He was training and development manager for Land Rover University.
LEAR CORP. - Charles White moves to vice president of suppler diversity and development for the Global Purchasing Division. He was director of supplier diversity and development. William Dircks moves to assistant corporate controller. He was corporate finance director of enterprise resource planning for Honeywell International. Lear is an interiors supplier in Southfield, Michigan.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS AMERICA - Hiroshi Yajima, who was president of the company's U.S. sales and credit arms, becomes chairman. Yajima succeeds Takashi Sonobe, who has been placed in charge of international operations. Mitsubishi Motors America, in Cypress, California, will serve as a single contact for its parent company Mitsubishi Motors Corp. of Tokyo and DaimlerChrysler executives to conduct dealings in the United States.
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA - Tom Semple has been named president of Nissan's U.S. design arm, Nissan Design International, effective October 1. He replaces Jerry Hirshberg, who ran the studio since its inception 20 years ago. Hirshberg retired June 30. Semple moves from director of design. Bruce Campbell will take Semple's old post.
Mark Perry has been named director of brand management and research. Perry was corporate manager of category marketing. Nissan North America is in Gardena, California.
RICARDO INC. - Reinhard Burk has been appointed section leader for the engine performance simulation of thermo-fluids at the Detroit Technical Center in Belleville, Michigan. He was a project leader for engine performance simulation at Porsche AG of Germany. Ricardo provides independent automotive and powertrain engineering consulting. It is a unit of Ricardo Group PLC of the United Kingdom.
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORP. - Ashoka Achuthan moves to executive vice president and CFO. He was vice president of business administration for Siemens Automotive's Powertrain Division. Siemens Automotive of Auburn Hills, Michigan, supplies electrical and electronic systems and components for powertrain systems, safety and chassis systems, driver information systems and others.
Maximilian Loeffler has been named vice president of the body and safety electronics unit. He was director of the Ford and Nissan body electronics products segments in Regensburg, Germany.