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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.
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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 becom ...

 

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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
April 12, 2018 21:29 CET

Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chief operating officer following the promotion of Michael Cole. ...

 

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.

Kia Europe names Herrera new COO

April 12, 2018 21:29 CET
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chief operating officer following the promotion of Michael Cole.

Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief

April 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketing boss.

VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division

April 11, 2018 06:01 CET
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans development, design and sales topics. The division is called Holistic User Experience, or HUX, and its creation is part of VW Group's plan to become more focused on user-centered mobility.

JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit

April 9, 2018 10:57 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to lead its performance and bespoke division. Van der Sande will replace John Edwards, who will take up another role within JLR.

PSA creates new electric vehicle unit

April 5, 2018 14:21 CET
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions of all its models starting in 2019.

Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer, as its new director of sales and marketing.

Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss

March 26, 2018 20:10 CET
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. De Ficchy will replace Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox, who is leaving the company for personal reasons, the automaker said.

Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff

March 22, 2018 11:48 CET
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. Mikael Bratt, the current chief of the company's passive safety unit, will replace Carlson.

VW brand, Seat appoint new production chiefs

March 14, 2018 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's VW and Seat brands named new production chiefs.

Goss leaves Jaguar Land Rover as automaker restructures sales; Braeuetigam promoted

March 8, 2018 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is restructuring its marketing, sales and service activities under a single leader. Marketing chief Felix Braeuetigam takes on the newly-created position of chief commercial officer, absorbing the duties of sales operations director, Andy Goss, who leaves the company.

Former GM purchasing boss Andersson gets expanded role at Yazaki

March 5, 2018 18:40 CET
Bo Andersson, the former GM purchasing boss who was named head of Yazaki's European operations last year, also will lead the supplier's North and Central America operations

PSA veteran Duchemin will head Opel sales

Feb. 28, 2018 11:46 CET
PSA veteran Xavier Duchemin will head sales at the French automaker's newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands. Opel said Duchemin's extensive experience will help the company to implement its PACE turnaround plan.

Opel personnel boss Schumacher to leave company

Feb. 27, 2018 18:37 CET
Opel's board member responsible for human resources, Ulrich Schumacher, is leaving the company due to personal reasons effective Feb. 28. Opel said a successor will be named as soon as possible.

Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses

Feb. 22, 2018 19:12 CET
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to him last year, as well as a number of other bonuses and awards.

Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO

Feb. 22, 2018 19:38 CET
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping down as chairman of the world's fourth-largest supplier.

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

Feb. 15, 2018 18:00 CET
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.

Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand.

Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati

Feb. 11, 2018 06:01 CET
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows something about creating excitement.

FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati

Feb. 5, 2018 18:35 CET
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' multitasking former boss, U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland.

New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruited from Continental.

Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job

Feb. 1, 2018 10:59 CET
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region following the departure of Philippe Saillard after just 10 months in the job.

Valeo appoints new China president

Jan. 26, 2018 12:25 CET
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit.

Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss

Jan. 26, 2018 11:20 CET
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint venture with China FAW Group.

 
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Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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