Executive Moves

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • bosch fehrenbach.automotiveIT

    Manager Magazin: Change at top of Robert Bosch imminent


    Bosch’s Fehrenbach has been an outspoken commentator on major economic and business issues (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, is likely to get a new CEO before the end of the year, according to the German business monthly Manager Magazin. The publication says former CEO Hermann Scholl, ...

  • vw.diess.automotiveIT

    BMW's Draeger, Diess to switch jobs


    BMW’s head of purchasing, Herbert Diess, will take charge of group R&D (Photo: BMW) Two top BMW executives are switching roles as the premium carmaker moves to more effectively deal with a growing range of products and initiatives. R&D Boss Klaus Draeger will assume responsibility for group purchasing, taking over ...

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    Mueller takes over as CIO at Deutsche Telekom


    Markus Mueller (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) Markus Mueller has been appointed chief information officer of Deutsche Telekom and head of its new Telekom IT division. The German telecommunications group decided in December to merge the IT departments of all of its business units into one division in an effort to improve ...

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    OnStar president stepping down - reports


    OnStar President Linda Marshall told developers at the Las Vegas CES last month that they could create novel mobile applications for its various services (photo: GM) The president of OnStar, Linda Marshall, is leaving her position slightly more than a year after assuming the job of running General Motors' connected ...

  • Tom LaSorda.automotiveIT

    EV maker Fisker appoints Tom LaSorda as CEO


    Tom LaSorda Specialist electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive has appointed Tom LaSorda as CEO. Company co-founder Henrik Fisker will step aside to become executive chairman. Henrik Fisker will focus on building the Fisker brand in global markets as well as on the styling and design of future models. Fisker Automotive's only ...

  • gm Randy Mott.automotiveIT

    Randy Mott is new global CIO at GM; Kline leaves company


    Randy Mott succeeds Terry Kline as CIO of General Motors (Photo: GM) Randy Mott is the new global chief information officer at General Motors, the US-based car group said Monday. Mott, 55, succeeds Terry Kline, who, according to GM, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. The ...