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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.
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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. ...

 

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VW names purchasing chief Brandstaetter as COO
July 31, 2018 10:00 CET | UPDATED: July 31 11:16 CET - new story

Volkswagen Group said company veteran Ralf Brandstaetter will be chief operating officer of its VW passenger cars brand. ...

 

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.

VW names purchasing chief Brandstaetter as COO

July 31, 2018 10:00 CET
Volkswagen Group said company veteran Ralf Brandstaetter will be chief operating officer of its VW passenger cars brand.

Can a tobacco guy make leap to becoming a car guy at Ferrari?

July 30, 2018 20:17 CET
Ferrari's new boss, Louis Camilleri, has big shoes to fill, but the tobacco industry veteran may have just what is needed to steer the luxury sportscar maker through its next lap, analysts and industry insiders said.

Fiat Chrysler's new British CEO faces many minefields

July 25, 2018 10:13 CET
Fiat Chrysler's new CEO, Mike Manley, gained his first auto industry experience in UK dealerships. Now he runs the world's seventh-biggest car company, which requires not just the instincts of a salesman but also the deft touch of a politician.

BMW manager Duesmann lined up to head Audi, sources say

July 24, 2018 08:07 CET
BMW purchasing director Markus Duesmann will become Audi CEO in January, sources said. Duesmann, an engine development expert, is the second high-profile defection from BMW to VW Group following the departure of Herbert Diess in 2015.

Fiat Chrysler's Europe chief, Altavilla, steps down

July 23, 2018 13:11 CET
The head of Fiat Chrysler's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, Alfredo Altavilla, has stepped down. FCA's new CEO, Mike Manley, will head the EMEA region on an interim basis, the company said.

New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive

July 21, 2018 06:01 CET
Ferrari's new CEO will be Louis Carey Camilleri, a former chairman of tobacco company Philip Morris International. He succeeds seriously ill Sergio Marchionne.

Fiat Chrysler picks Manley CEO to succeed Marchionne

July 21, 2018 17:45 CET
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Manley to replace the seriously ill Sergio Marchionne as its CEO. Manley, 54, a native of England, has headed Jeep since 2009 and the Ram brand since 2015.

Mitsubishi recruits former Maserati, Audi exec Dambrosio to head advanced design

July 20, 2018 13:51 CET
Mitsubishi Motors has recruited former Maserati and Audi designer Alessandro Dambrosio as executive design director.

VW Group appoints Porsche exec as strategy chief

July 17, 2018 06:01 CET
VW Group named Porsche executive Juergen Rittersberger as its new head of strategy. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who will lead the group's commercial vehicles division.

Opel names Brunet as new finance chief

July 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel has appointed Frederic Brunet as its new chief financial officer, replacing Phillipe de Rovira, who has moved to parent PSA Group as head of finance.

VW's Sedran will head commercial vehicles, give up strategy post

July 10, 2018 13:49 CET
VW has named Thomas Sedran to lead its commercial vehicles division. Currently VW's head of strategy, Sedran will assume his new post on Sept. 1. He replaces Eckhard Scholz.

Ex-ZF CEO to join VW Group as procurement chief

July 9, 2018 15:31 CET
Former ZF CEO Stefan Sommer, who steered the supplier's 2015 acquisition of TRW, will join VW Group as procurement chief in January 2019, the automaker announced.

Renault-Nissan promotes ex-Daimler exec to connected car boss

July 6, 2018 13:23 CET
Renault-Nissan has picked former Daimler executive Kal Mos to lead the alliance's connected car activities. Mos succeeds Ogi Redzic, a former Nokia executive who was head of connected vehicles and mobility services at alliance since 2016.

Lotus taps Aston Martin exec for newly created post

July 4, 2018 13:30 CET
Lotus has hired a top Aston Martin executive as its commercial director -- a new job for the UK sports car maker -- as it prepares for increased growth under the ownership of China's Geely Holding Group.

Bosch names new autos boss, appoints digital chief

June 29, 2018 09:31 CET
Bosch is reorganizing its top management, appointing company veterans to head its mobility services and newly created digital services divisions.

Audi said to appoint former Rolls-Royce exec as Europe sales chief

June 27, 2018 10:22 CET
Audi's new European sales chief is former Rolls-Royce executive Fintan Knight, a source familiar with the matter said.

Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss

June 22, 2018 14:38 CET
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler.

IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO

June 21, 2018 18:36 CET
International Automotive Components Group (IAC) named former Magna International executive Manfred Gingl to the post of CEO.

PSA finance boss de Chatillon quits to join pharmaceutical company

June 19, 2018 10:55 CET
PSA finance chief Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon will leave the automaker to join French pharmaceutical company Sanofi. He will be succeeded by Philippe de Rovira, currently finance boss at of PSA's Opel/Vauxhall unit.

Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo

June 15, 2018 23:40 CET
Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles.

GM names first female finance chief

June 13, 2018 15:54 CET
General Motors CFO Chuck Stevens is retiring and will be succeeded by Dhivya Suryadevara, a 39-year-old rising star in the company's financial operations and the first female finance chief in GM's history.

Former GM chief Henderson named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient

June 11, 2018 15:39 CET
Fritz Henderson, who steered GM through its 2009 bankruptcy, has been named interim CEO of seating supplier Adient. He succeeds Bruce McDonald, who is stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO.

Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker

June 8, 2018 09:43 CET
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor has left the automaker to "pursue alternative business interests," the company said.

 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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