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Opel names engineer to oversee quality

July 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel named mechanical engineer Elvira Toelkes as its new head of quality in Europe. Toelkes will be tasked with continuing Opel's drive to improve customer satisfaction. Opel and sister brand Vauxhall had below average scores in J.D. Power's vehicle satisfaction surveys.
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Bugatti names former Bentley, Ferrari exec as marketing boss
July 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Bugatti named Oliver Winkes as its new marketing chief. The VW Group veteran who started his career with Ferrari will be responsible for the supercar marque's marketing a ...
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Industry veteran Steve Miller takes helm of IAC
July 13, 2015 15:45 CET

Supplier industry veteran Steve Miller will take over as CEO of International Automotive Components, whose CEO, Jim Kamsickas, is leaving the company to become chief exec ...
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Opel names engineer to oversee quality

July 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Opel named mechanical engineer Elvira Toelkes as its new head of quality in Europe. Toelkes will be tasked with continuing Opel's drive to improve customer satisfaction. Opel and sister brand Vauxhall had below average scores in J.D. Power's vehicle satisfaction surveys.

Bugatti names former Bentley, Ferrari exec as marketing boss

July 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Bugatti named Oliver Winkes as its new marketing chief. The VW Group veteran who started his career with Ferrari will be responsible for the supercar marque's marketing activities.

Industry veteran Steve Miller takes helm of IAC

July 13, 2015 15:45 CET
Supplier industry veteran Steve Miller will take over as CEO of International Automotive Components, whose CEO, Jim Kamsickas, is leaving the company to become chief executive of Dana.

Renault-Nissan names Olive as head of manufacturing engineering, supply chain

July 10, 2015 06:01 CET
The Renault-Nissan Alliance named Jerome Olive its new executive vice president of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management, effective Aug. 1.

CLEPA names Brembo exec as next president

July 3, 2015 06:01 CET
European suppliers association CLEPA named Brembo executive Roberto Vavassori as its next president. Vavassori will help to carry forward CLEPA's priorities that include CO2 emissions, vehicle safety, connectivity, automated driving and a successful conclusion of an EU-U.S. trade pact.

Jaguar Land Rover will make China chief its Europe boss, source says

July 1, 2015 10:45 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will move Bob Grace, its China chief, to lead its European unit, a source said. The company's new China chief will have to deal with slowing industrywide demand amid a prolonged government crackdown on graft and conspicuous consumption, which has hit luxury car sales.

Toyota Europe's new sales boss must hold off surging Nissan

June 23, 2015 06:01 CET
Toyota's new European sales and marketing boss, Matt Harrison, faces the challenge of defeating Japanese rival Nissan's goal of becoming Europe's top-selling Asian brand. Nissan sales are surging thanks to new products while Toyota's aging lineup is holding back growth.

Hyundai to hire Donckerwolke to succeed Schreyer, report says

June 17, 2015 11:31 CET
Hyundai Motor will hire Volkswagen Group veteran Luc Donckerwolke to succeed Peter Schreyer as head of design for the Hyundai and Kia brands, a report said.

Bentley's new design chief is ex-Audi styling boss Sielaff

June 4, 2015 14:57 CET
Bentley's design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, has decided to leave the carmaker. VW named Stefan Sielaff, head of its Potsdam design center in Germany and a former Audi design boss, as his successor.

Nissan names Toyota Europe veteran as sales chief

June 3, 2015 08:57 CET
Nissan named Toyota Europe veteran Daniele Schillaci as its new global head of sales and marketing, filling the final major vacancy left by last year's departure of former chief planning officer Andy Palmer to Aston Martin.

Ford appoints UK boss Ovenden as new Russia chief

June 2, 2015 14:23 CET
Ford named Russian market veteran Mark Ovenden as the new CEO of its joint venture in the country. Ovenden's task will be to turn around the automaker's troubled Russian operations that have been hit by the country's industrywide slump.

Jaguar Land Rover appoints former Porsche exec as China sales head

June 1, 2015 12:02 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed former Porsche executive Mark Bishop as its new China sales boss, amid a slowdown in one of its key markets.

Porsche extends contract of production boss

May 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Porsche has extended the contract of its production and logistics boss, Oliver Blume, by five years. Blume is a former head of global production planning at VW who started his career at Audi.

GM promotes former Opel engineer to Asian tech center chief

May 23, 2015 06:01 CET
General Motors named former Opel engineer Tobias Suenner as president of its technical center in Shanghai. Suenner moves to the role from his current job as GM's chief engineer for compact cars.

Citroen names former BMW exec as China director

May 20, 2015 13:06 CET
Former BMW executive Sabine Scheunert is the new head of Citroen in China. Scheunert is the first woman to become director of a European brand in China and is responsible for Citroen's largest single market.

Borgward revival led by former Daimler China boss

May 19, 2015 06:01 CET
Borgward named former Daimler China boss Ulrich Walker as its CEO as the company prepares to resurrect the German brand with Chinese backing.

Mopar head Gorlier gets additional component role

May 18, 2015 20:16 CET
Pietro Gorlier, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' global parts and service organization, has been named the automaker's COO for components, effective June 30.

Hyundai names new Europe chief

May 4, 2015 15:09 CET
Hyundai said company veteran Hyung Cheong Kim is the new president and CEO of its European operations, the third major reshuffle for the automaker in the region in less than a year. Kim replaces Byung Kwon Rhim, who moves to Seoul to head Hyundai Motors' international sales division.

Hella says its finance chief will leave

April 29, 2015 11:41 CET
Hella, a German manufacturer of auto headlights and electronics, said its finance chief Wolfgang Ollig had asked that his contract not be renewed when it runs out in mid-2016.

Sogefi names former Faurecia exec as new CEO

April 27, 2015 15:58 CET
Italian supplier Sogefi has named Laurent Hebenstreit as its new CEO. Hebenstreit, 54, a former director at Faurecia and Plastic Omnium, will succeed Guglielmo Fiocchi, who left the company late last year.

Fiat Chrysler promotes Gilles to global design boss

April 1, 2015 19:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler promoted Ralph Gilles, its chief designer in the U.S., to global head of design. Gilles succeeds Lorenzo Ramaciotti, who is retiring. Ramaciotti will continue to lend his expertise to the group, serving as a special adviser to CEO Sergio Marchionne, the automaker said.

Hyundai names sales veteran Schmid as No. 2 in Europe

March 31, 2015 11:21 CET
Hyundai has promoted Thomas Schmid to chief operating officer in Europe. He succeeds Allan Rushforth, who quit the automaker last October to become Nissan's global sales chief.

Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief

March 27, 2015 17:11 CET
Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart. Rogers will assume board-level responsibilities for the UK automaker's global engineering operations, reporting directly to CEO Ralf Speth, JLR said.

Former GM Europe chief Forster will lead UK taxi builder

March 25, 2015 06:01 CET
Auto industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster, who once headed GM Europe and Tata Motors, is new board chairman at London Taxi Company, which builds the UK's iconic black cabs.

Volvo appoints Europe boss as part of global reorganization

March 24, 2015 11:43 CET
Volvo named Anders Gustafsson as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, one of three global business regions that also include new divisions for the Americas and Asia.

 
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