IT Executive Changes

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn: Experiments in new areas are OK

    2016-02-03T14:35:01Z

    Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn will speak at the automotiveIT Kongress March 17 (Photo: Ford) It’s been little more than a year since CEO Mark Fields formally announced that Ford Motor was making some fundamental changes to its tried-and-tested business model. “We are driving innovation in every part of our ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW appoints former BMW executive to head North America

    2016-01-20T17:32:00Z

    Woebcken will take charge of  VW's US operations. Horn will stay as CEO (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has appointed a former BMW executive to head its North American operations, as the German carmaker attempts to move forward following its admission of widespread emissions-testing manipulations. The company said Hinrich Woebcken, ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
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    At PSA, Cantaloube takes charge of digital strategy

    2016-01-20T15:23:14Z

    As software and hardware redefine the car, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is entrusting its digital strategy to Brigitte Cantaloube. Cantaloube, who takes up a new position at the French carmaker as chief digital officer, comes from Yahoo. She will assume her new duties February 1 and report directly to CEO Carlos Tavares. The ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    At VW, Eichhorn becomes head of R&D

    2015-12-18T09:29:27Z

    Eichhorn, current a director at Germany's VDA, returns to VW as head of R&D (Photo: VDA) Volkswagen turned to a company veteran, Ulrich Eichhorn, to head its group research & development operations, as the German carmaker continues to revamp its management ranks. Eichhorn, a managing director at the German ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler appoints new head of integrity and legal affairs

    2015-12-09T16:24:48Z

    Renata Jungo Bruengger (Photo: Daimler) Daimler has appointed Renata Jungo Bruengger as board member for integrity and legal affairs, succeeding Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, who is joining the Volkswagen Group. Jungo Bruengger, 54, is an expert in international commercial law with 25 years of legal experience at various companies. She has ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance

    2015-12-09T16:12:17Z

    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW) Thorsten Achenbach ist the new CIO at BMW's Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive. The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1. Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW ...

  • audi knirsch.automotiveIT
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    Knirsch succeeds Hackenberg as Audi technology chief

    2015-12-04T09:52:49Z

    Knirsch is head of powertrain at Audi. He takes up his new position Jan 1 (Photo: Audi) Stefan Knirsch will succeed Ulrich Hackenberg as head of technical development at Audi effective January 1. The 49-year-old is currently head of powertrain of the Volkswagen Group's premium brand. He previously worked ...

  • Gerhard Baum.automotiveIT
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    At Schaeffler, a new manager focuses on digitization

    2015-11-21T07:02:58Z

    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Schaeffler) Following in the footsteps of several other automotive companies, Schaeffler has appointed a chief digital officer. Gerhard Baum, formerly the head of IBM's automotive business, assumed his new responsibilities at the German supplier in October. Baum's primary task will be to optimize, synchronize and merge ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW recruits Apple exec to head digitization

    2015-11-10T16:56:15Z

    Johann Jungwirth (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has recruited Apple executive Johann Jungwirth to head its digitization efforts. He most recently headed Apple's Mac systems engineering operations in California and started in his new position at VW November 1. Jungwirth, 42, is in charge of a newly established "Digitalization Strategy" department ...

  • hohmann-dennhardt.automotiveIT
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    Daimler's integrity boss moves to Volkswagen

    2015-10-19T18:51:07Z

    Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt takes up here new job at VW January 1 (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt says that, over the last four years, she has spent a considerable amount of effort creating a proper understanding of compliance among Daimler's workforce. "That's why we have highlighted the term integrity," she said ...