BMW - Former Formula One racing driver Gerhard Berger, 38, has joined BMW's new motorsports division. He will coordinate the carmaker's activities with Williams Grand Prix Engineering. Berger retired from Formula One racing in 1997 after winning 10 of the 210 Grand Prix races he competed in. BMW will supply a 10-cylinder engine to Williams.
Renault makes South American move
RENAULT - Guilherme Athia, 33, has been appointed director of communications for both Renault do Brasil and the South American holding company Renault Mercosur. Athia was previously marketing manager at Alcatel Telecomunicacoes SA.
AUTOLIV - Hans Biorck will replace Wilhelm Kull as chief financial officer of Autoliv Inc. when Kull retires in May 1999, at age 63. Biorck, 47, has been named treasurer of Autoliv, effective 1 September. He has worked as a consultant for Autoliv since 1997, when he resigned as chief financial officer of Esselte AB, an office equipment company in Sweden.
VOLKSWAGEN - Julian Thompson, designer of the Lotus Elise, will leave Lotus after 10 years to take up a senior post at Volkswagen AG's Barcelona design center.
MORGAN - Alan Garnett has joined UK sports car manufacturer Morgan Motors as a non-executive director. Garnett is deputy chairman of Webasto's UK holding company and a council member of SMMT, the UK's auto industry association. Morgan assembles around 500 cars a year.
BUNDY - Chris Kinsella has been appointed finance director of Bundy Automotive. Kinsella, 42, was previously divisional commercial and finance director at engineering company APV.
Kinsella has also worked at General Electric in the UK and at engineering company Meggitt plc.
ROVER - Francis Houiller, 41, has been promoted to managing director of Rover France's aftersales operations and joins the company's board. He was previously aftersales director.