Tina Mueller, Opel’s high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France’s PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry roots and become CEO of German beauty care products group Douglas, effective November 1. Before joining Opel in 2013, she worked for Read More..
Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier this year. A company spokesman said Kuelpp’s core assignment in his new role Read More..
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company’s takeover by France’s PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that is owned by General Motors, is in the process of being sold to PSA. The two carmakers are expected to agree on final Read More..
HANOVER — Opel sees General Motors’ OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France’s PSA Group. “If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be available and it would even make sense in other vehicles,”Â Opel’sÂ director brand strategy Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM’s European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies said in a press release that the acquisition will make the Peugeot Group Europe’s second-largest automaker after Volkswagen, with 17.7 billion Read More..
MUNICH — The auto industry’s commitment to change was clearly on display at this year’s Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companiesÂ laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The CEOs of Volkswagen Group, Daimler, BMW, Opel and Ford of Europe didn’t make any big news at the annual Read More..
With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in Â Europe for the rest of the year. In an interview with automotiveIT, Tina Mueller, who heads Opel’s marketing, explains how digitization Read More..
Opel said General Motors veteran Phil Kienle will succeed Peter Thom as head of manufacturing at the German GM brand March 1. Kienle currently serves as head of manufacturing for GM International and GM China. Thom, the current Opel production head, will become quality vice president at GM in North America. Kienle has worked for Read More..
Volkswagen has namedÂ Thomas Sedran as its new head of group strategy effective November 1. The appointment marks the second time in recent weeks that the embattled carmaker appoints someone from outside the group to assume key responsibilities. Sedran, 51, most recently was interim CEO at General Motors’ Opel division and, from 2013, headed GM’s Chevrolet Read More..
Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed atÂ speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars “in which drivers no longer need to be constantly vigilant.” Ko-HAF is a German-language acronym that stands for “Cooperative Highly-Automated Read More..