IT Executive Changes

  • vw muehleck.automotiveIT

    Former VW CIO Muehleck to head IT at Thyssen Krupp


    Klaus-Hardy Muehleck Former Volkswagen Group CIO Klaus-Hardy Muehleck will take over as head of all IT operations at  Thyssen Krupp, a spokesperson for the German German engineering and steel group said Tuesday. Muehleck, 58, will assume his new responsibilities on January 1, 2013, taking over from Hans-Guenter Gaul. ...

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    Apple exec joins Ferrari board


    Eddie Cue (Photo: Ferrari) Senior Apple executive Eddie Cue has joined the Ferrari board of directors, underscoring the importance the Italian race car maker attaches to its brand-related online activities. Ferrari, whose unit sales rose 6 pc to 5,267 cars in the first nine months of the year, said ...

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    CIO change at Johnson Controls Automotive


    Sanjay Rishi has returned to IBM (Photo: Larry Peplin) Sanjay Rishi, who ran the IT operations of Johnson Controls' automotive division for the past two years, has returned to IBM as vice president and managing partner for global application innovation services. He will  be succeeded by Pete Panagis ...

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    Volvo Cars appoints Hakan Samuelsson as new CEO


    Former MAN CEO Samuelsson has 35 years of auto-industry experience (Photo: MAN) Volvo Cars has appointed former MAN boss Hakan Samuelsson CEO of the Swedish automaker, succeeding Stefan Jacoby, who suffered a mild stroke in September. Jacoby will leave the company "after an amicable agreement," Volvo said. The appointment ...

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    GM names Sedran deputy CEO at Opel


    Thomas Sedran (Photo: GM) General Motors appointed Thomas Sedran deputy CEO at Opel and said he will de facto run the day-to-day operations of the German brand until a permanent CEO has been found. GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky will continue to be interim CEO following the sudden departure last ...

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    Opel Chief Stracke leaves post; Girsky takes over


    Stracke was in charge of GM’s global engineering operations before becoming Opel CEO last year Opel CEO Karl Friedrich Stracke stepped down from his post Thursday, the German unit of General Motors said. Stracke, 56, will be replaced on an interim basis by GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky. Girsky has ...

  • vw nast.automotiveIT

    VW appoints Telekom exec to head IT security


    Guenther Nast (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has appointed Guenther Nast head of IT security. The 47 year old informatics graduate took up his new position with the carmaker June 29. He joins VW from Deutsche Telekom, where he served most recently as senior vice president for data and IT security. ...

  • infineon ceo change.automotiveIT

    Infineon CEO Bauer resigns for health reasons; Ploss takes over


    Reinhard Ploss (left) takes over as Infineon CEO Oct 1; Peter Bauer is leaving his post for health reasons Infineon CEO Peter Bauer is stepping down for health reasons, but the Germany-based semiconductor groupimmediately announced he would be succeeded by another board member, Reinhard Ploss. Infineon said in a press ...

  • OnStar.automotiveIT

    GM appoints computer exec to run OnStar, infotainment


    Mary Chan (Photo: Dell) General Motors has hired a senior executive from computer maker Dell to run its global infotainment operations, which include the OnStar telematics unit. The carmaker said Mary Chan, senior vice president and general manager of Dell's Enterprise Mobility Solutions & Services division, started at GM May ...

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    Volkmar Denner to take over as Bosch CEO effective July 1


    CEO Franz Fehrenbach (left) will head the Bosch supervisory board. He will be succeeded by Volkmar Denner (Photo: Bosch) Volkmar Denner, a Robert Bosch board member, will succeed Franz Fehrenbach as CEO of the world's largest automotive supplier July 1. Denner, 55, is currently board member in charge of corporate ...