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Lotus names Carr as new design chief

Oct. 23, 2014 12:09 CET

Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car maker. Coco, one of a number of star hirings made by former CEO Dany Bahar, will be replaced by the carmaker's current design manager, Russell Carr.
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Bentley appoints Austrian dealership veteran as Europe sales boss
Oct. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley named Robert Engstler as its regional director for Europe. Austrian-born Engstler joins Bentley from the dealer group Porsche Holding Salzburg. ...
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Nissan recruits Hyundai Europe COO as global sales chief
Oct. 10, 2014 12:27 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 10 14:00 CET - adds Hyundai statement

Nissan has tapped Hyundai Europe's chief operating officer, Allan Rushforth, to be its new global sales chief. Nissan said Rushforth had demonstrated his ability to lead ...
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Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chief

Oct. 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Daniel Starke is the new interior design head at Rolls-Royce brand, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand.... Read More »

Lotus names Carr as new design chief

Oct. 23, 2014 12:09 CET
Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car maker. Coco, one of a number of star hirings made by former CEO Dany Bahar, will be replaced by the carmaker's current design manager, Russell Carr.... Read More »

Bentley appoints Austrian dealership veteran as Europe sales boss

Oct. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Bentley named Robert Engstler as its regional director for Europe. Austrian-born Engstler joins Bentley from the dealer group Porsche Holding Salzburg.... Read More »

Nissan recruits Hyundai Europe COO as global sales chief

Oct. 10, 2014 12:27 CET
Nissan has tapped Hyundai Europe's chief operating officer, Allan Rushforth, to be its new global sales chief. Nissan said Rushforth had demonstrated his ability to lead multicultural teams. He will work out of Nissan's global headquarters in Japan.... Read More »

BMW hires Ferrari's chief engineer

Oct. 8, 2014 10:21 CET
BMW has hired Ferrari's former technical director, Roberto Fedeli, for an as-yet unspecified role. Fedeli joined Ferrari in 1988 and has been responsible for the engineering of all Ferrari cars since 2007.... Read More »

Aston Martin recruits Tesla spokesman Sproule as chief marketing officer

Oct. 7, 2014 17:05 CET
Aston Martin has recruited Simon Sproule, Tesla's communications head, to serve as chief marketing officer under new CEO Andy Palmer. The move reunites the two Britons, who had worked together at Nissan before Sproule left to join Tesla.... Read More »

VW picks Kantner to lead India sales

Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group has named Manfred Kantner the new head of passenger car sales for India and the Far East at the group's namesake brand. India has been a trouble spot for VW brand since growth slowed in 2012.... Read More »

BMW names former Audi exec to lead high-performance M unit

Sept. 24, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW has appointed Franciscus "Frank" van Meel as head of its M in-house performance unit. Van Meel ran Audi's quattro division until April of this year.... Read More »

VW-SAIC joint venture names industry veteran as president

Sept. 12, 2014 16:30 CET
Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive, a joint venture between VW and SAIC Motor, hired veteran executive Chen Zhangxian as its new president. Shanghai VW operates five plants in China and sold 1.1 million VW and Skoda vehicles in the first eight months.... Read More »

Mazda names new sales chief for Europe

Sept. 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Mazda veteran Martijn ten Brink is the automaker's new head of sales in Europe. He takes on the role at a time when the brand is enjoying a resurgence following the launch of new models.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top

Aug. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
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 before the crisis are still there.... Read More »

Bentley names VW China exec as CFO

Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Bentley has appointed Joerg Mull, executive vice president of finance at Volkswagen Group in China, as its new finance chief.... Read More »

Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief

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Bentley named VW Group executive Marlies Rogait as its new head of human resources.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce names new China boss

July 22, 2014 06:01 CET
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

July 18, 2014 06:01 CET
Veteran supplier executive Paul Schockmel is the new CEO of Europe's partmakers association, CLEPA. He succeeds Jean-Marc Gales who is now CEO of sports car maker Lotus.... Read More »

Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations

July 8, 2014 12:49 CET
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
Kiekert, a German supplier of automotive door locks and latches, has named Karl Lambertz director of its Asian operations.... Read More »

VW taps veteran German exec for top U.S. quality post

July 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group of America named German national Stefan Schueller quality chief for VW and Audi in the United States. He replaces Marc Trahan, who is retiring as VW group mounts an aggressive localization push.... Read More »

Renault names new engineering chief

June 25, 2014 12:02 CET
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
Carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon has named Michael Majerus as its new chief financial officer. He starts a three-year term on July 1.... Read More »

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 »

 
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