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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint

Oct. 17, 2017 15:04 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 17 15:35 CET - adds details

Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. He will oversee the Silicon Valley company's aggressive charging-point expansion plans in Europe.
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
Oct. 12, 2017 21:34 CET

GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle programs. ...

 

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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Sept. 25, 2017 19:46 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 24 18:14 CET - adds no replacement

Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. Mueller is the second leading executive to quit Opel since PSA acquire ...

 




 

Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint

Oct. 17, 2017 15:04 CET
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. He will oversee the Silicon Valley company's aggressive charging-point expansion plans in Europe.

GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief

Oct. 12, 2017 21:34 CET
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle programs.

Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company

Sept. 25, 2017 19:46 CET
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. Mueller is the second leading executive to quit Opel since PSA acquired the automaker from GM.

Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief

Sept. 21, 2017 06:01 CET
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. Hofmann joins Hyundai Europe as the automaker seeks to become the region's best-selling Asian brand by overtaking Toyota and Nissan.

Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief

Sept. 14, 2017 09:23 CET
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move expected to help the automaker reverse its fortunes in China.

Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role

Sept. 13, 2017 21:07 CET
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strategies within Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi in his new job as head of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management for the alliance. Martin is currently Nissan's North America factory boss.

Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran

Sept. 6, 2017 10:54 CET
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief.

Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head

Sept. 5, 2017 10:04 CET
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford after stints working for General Motors, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler.

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.

Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role

Aug. 31, 2017 19:10 CET
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the Americas. The move follows the double-duty pattern favored by CEO Andy Palmer.

Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications

Aug. 31, 2017 19:44 CET
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position.

Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss

Aug. 29, 2017 15:48 CET
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers returns to Europe after steering Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months.

VW shuffles product development team

Aug. 29, 2017 06:01 CET
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mobility that will include the introduction of electric vehicles and autonomous cars.

Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit

Aug. 24, 2017 04:04 CET
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations. Luo will lead the carmaker's operations in greater China and Taiwan.

Ford appoints head of smart mobility for Europe

Aug. 23, 2017 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe named former BearingPoint executive Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for smart mobility.

Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief

Aug. 8, 2017 06:01 CET
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda in February to join BMW as chief brand designer.

Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss

Aug. 3, 2017 12:10 CET
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain.

VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief

Aug. 2, 2017 09:19 CET
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger cars brand.

BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief

July 25, 2017 19:37 CET
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1.

Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe

July 24, 2017 22:35 CET
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.

Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief

July 21, 2017 09:20 CET
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowski in the post.

BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor

July 20, 2017 16:33 CET
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter Nota, who moves to BMW from Dutch electronics and lighting company Philips.

Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch

July 17, 2017 23:19 CET
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, increasing its board size to nine.

KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company

July 13, 2017 12:14 CET
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Communications after a change in the company's family ownership structure.

Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV

July 11, 2017 06:01 CET
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. The Russian executive succeeds Mark Ovenden, who Ford has been promoted to head of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.

 
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