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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand

Aug. 12, 2016 12:32 CET

VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the VW brand in the Chinese market.
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary. Periam, a UK national, moves to the role from his previous job as No ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET

Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's s ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand

Aug. 12, 2016 12:32 CET
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the VW brand in the Chinese market.

Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief

Aug. 9, 2016 06:01 CET
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary. Periam, a UK national, moves to the role from his previous job as No. 2 at Ford's Turkish joint venture.

Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward

Aug. 1, 2016 15:40 CET
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former design chief, Anders Warming, as its head of design. Warming was Mini's styling boss for the past six years. He gets a management board post at Borgward.

PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs

July 28, 2016 15:15 CET
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. The changes will improve the roll-out of the automaker's mobility services, boost its China performance and ensure that new launches are successful, PSA said.

Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief

July 22, 2016 11:59 CET
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kaellenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.

BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief

July 21, 2016 13:36 CET
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network.

Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance

July 20, 2016 21:30 CET
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer.

VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi

July 15, 2016 06:01 CET
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss. He succeeds Andreas Offermann.

Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes

July 11, 2016 18:38 CET
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.

FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy

July 11, 2016 21:45 CET
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work for the former Fiat S.p.A. in the US.

Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tries to increase sales of the U.S. luxury brand in the region.

VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America

June 21, 2016 10:38 CET
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge restoring sales amid an economic crisis in the key Brazilian market.

Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief

June 12, 2016 01:15 CET
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer.

GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing

June 9, 2016 17:47 CET
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the latest in a string of high-profile appointments for the long-time GM engineer. Boler-Davis, 47, succeeds Jim Deluca, 55, who is retiring after a 37-year career.

Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief

June 6, 2016 19:45 CET
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's sales and marketing. He will replace Gaetano Thorel, who has been a key player in Ford of Europe's efforts to lure buyers away from premium brands with its Vignale trim line.

Nissan Europe names new product planning chief

June 2, 2016 14:19 CET
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the automaker's new product planning chief. Pandikuthir succeeds Ivan Espinosa, who becomes program director for Nissan's midsize car platform in Japan.

Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit

May 27, 2016 11:44 CET
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked with developing new products and services for the brand.

Alfa and Maserati get new chief

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will remain FCA's chief technology officer.

Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, effective June 1.

Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing

May 14, 2016 04:02 CET
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. Hochholdinger is charged with improving and increasing output of Tesla's Model S luxury sedan and Model X crossover, as well as helping build a scalable, cost-effective manufacturing program for the Model 3.

Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board

May 10, 2016 12:56 CET
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate on VW's supervisory board, allowing the carmaker to fulfil legal quotas for women ahead of a key shareholder meeting.

Nissan adds a sustainability chief

May 10, 2016 19:29 CET
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency.

PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran

May 4, 2016 06:01 CET
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker's commercial operations to improve synergies between its Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands.

Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company

May 3, 2016 15:22 CET
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emissions scandal. His successor is Michael Steiner, the brand's head of quality management.

BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations

April 26, 2016 19:33 CET
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.

 
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