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Lotus hires former Kia Europe exec Lievens

Aug. 27, 2014 06:01 CET

Lotus has hired Jean-Charles Lievens, Kia's former European markets expert, to develop the automaker's sales network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
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Former BMW designer Rice is Mazda Europe's new design boss
Aug. 21, 2014 06:01 CET

Mazda has promoted Kevin Rice, who rejoined the automaker from BMW last year, to lead its European design operations. ...
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Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top
Aug. 13, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 14 13:50 CET -- Volvo data updated in PDF

Europe's car sales slump took its toll on the executive ranks at automakers active in the region. Just 13 of the 37 executives who topped their organizational charts befo ...
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Bentley names VW China exec as CFO

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Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief

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Rolls-Royce names new China boss

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Rolls-Royce has named BMW veteran Leon Li as regional director for its China operations. China demand helped to boost the ultraluxury brand's global vehicle sales to a record 3,630 last year.... Read More »

CLEPA names new CEO

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Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations

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Infiniti has named longtime BMW executive Gaby-Luise Wuest as its head of global operations. Wuest succeeds Francois Goupil de Bouille, who has been appointed Infiniti's head of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.... Read More »

Germany's Kiekert names new Asia chief

July 4, 2014 10:20 CET
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VW taps veteran German exec for top U.S. quality post

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Renault names new engineering chief

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Renault named company veteran Gaspar Gascon Abellan as its new engineering chief. Abellan succeeds Jean-Michel Billig, who has left the automaker to work on personal projects.... Read More »

SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
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Tavares names Europe chief, reshuffles top jobs at PSA

June 18, 2014 11:23 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has appointed a boss for the company's European operations and recruited a former top Renault executive to head manufacturing in his latest management changes at the automaker.... Read More »

IAC promotes veteran exec to head European commercial operations

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Luxembourg-based supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has promoted Marcus Nyman to senior vice president of commercial operations for the European region.... Read More »

Hyundai Europe marketing boss Hall quits

June 12, 2014 15:51 CET
Hyundai, one of the few carmakers not benefiting from a rebound in European car sales, said its marketing boss, Mark Hall, has left the company.... Read More »

Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss

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Rolls-Royce picks former Infiniti, Audi exec to lead sales

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Ex-Renault marketing boss Norman joins PSA

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PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has chosen former Renault colleague Stephen Norman as senior vice president of group marketing coordination to help implement his Back in the Race turnaround plan.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce recruits former Chery executive

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PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands

May 7, 2014 12:02 CET
Citroen's UK chief, Linda Jackson, will replace Frederic Banzet as the brand's CEO while strategy director Yves Bonnefont, who is Citroen's deputy head, will lead the upscale DS line as it becomes a stand-alone unit.... Read More »

New Lotus CEO is industry veteran Gales

May 2, 2014 11:53 CET
Industry veteran Jean-Marc Gales is the new CEO of Lotus. Gales, 51, has held high-level jobs with Daimler, BMW, VW, PSA and Opel and is tasked with leading the sports-car maker's turnaround.... Read More »

Daimler names Brecht as company's top workforce representative

May 2, 2014 09:27 CET
Daimler's supervisory board has chosen Michael Brecht as its deputy chairman replacing Erich Klemm, in a move that may smooth management-labor relations at the automaker.... Read More »

CLEPA CEO Gales steps down

April 30, 2014 13:43 CET
Industry veteran Jean-Marc Gales has stepped down as CEO of the European supplier group CLEPA. Before joining CLEPA, Gales, 51, was head of brands at PSA and had held high-level jobs with Mercedes, VW, BMW and Opel.... Read More »

VW picks former Audi r&d boss to run Bentley, Bugatti brands

April 15, 2014 12:12 CET
Volkswagen said Audi's former development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, will head its Bentley and Bugatti brands. It will be Duerheimer's second stint as Bentley CEO.... Read More »

Ford moves Europe exec Cortesi to global corporate communications role

April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe executive Elena Cortesi has been given a global role as the automaker's corporate communications manager.... Read More »

 
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