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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.
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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 ...

 

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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. ...

 

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.

Lotus CEO Gales steps down, replaced by top Geely executive

June 4, 2018 17:14 CET
Jean-Marc Gales has stepped down as Lotus Cars CEO and will be replaced by Feng Qing Feng, chief technical officer of Lotus' owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

Daimler's Winkler to step down as Smart CEO

May 29, 2018 14:38 CET
The CEO of Daimler's Smart business, Annette Winkler, is stepping down after eight years as head of the automaker's microcar brand. Daimler said a successor will be appointed at a later date.

Kia Motors America names Michael Cole as COO

May 29, 2018 20:30 CET
Kia Motors America has handed the COO reins to Michael Cole, who had the same position for its European operation since November 2012.

Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus

May 24, 2018 16:53 CET
Porsche Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director. The executive, who arrives from the same role in France, will focus on Porsche digitalization plans in the market.

Continental appoints chief technology officer for China

May 22, 2018 14:51 CET
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China.

Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering

May 22, 2018 23:49 CET
Tesla hired Snapchat maker Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as head of engineering to work on its Autopilot software and other projects.

Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki, to fix the business where it needs it most -- Europe and North America.

Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business

May 18, 2018 13:23 CET
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel

May 17, 2018 15:01 CET
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purchasing efficiencies and synergies within the company.

Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET
U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Russia will postpone former Magna International boss Siegfried Wolf from joining Porsche SE's supervisory board. Wolf cited risks related to his role as chairman of Russian van maker and contract manufacturer GAZ.

Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design

May 11, 2018 12:40 CET
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior designer.

Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO

May 11, 2018 04:53 CET
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budget and reliance on old-school combustion engines -- confronts big challenges in the new era of electrification, autonomous driving and connected cars.

Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward

May 8, 2018 12:00 CET
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technology officer.

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief

May 3, 2018 10:21 CET
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will become manufacturing chief as the automaker prepares its plants for an electrified future.

VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO

May 2, 2018 21:11 CET
VW of America has cut the cord with its former head of sales in the U.S. who's been laying the groundwork for more than $2 billion of planned electrical charging infrastructure.

Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup

April 30, 2018 10:14 CET
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run by ex-BMW executives.

Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years

April 26, 2018 11:58 CET
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departures at the electric-car maker, which is in a fierce war for the engineering talent needed to develop autonomous vehicles.

GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen

April 18, 2018 17:35 CET
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen.

Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses

April 17, 2018 10:37 CET
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain as managing director of Dacia, replacing Yves Caracatzanis, who becomes CEO of AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada cars.

 
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