Executive Moves

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Jeff Lemmer to become Ford's chief operating officer, information technology

    2017-05-25T17:30:19Z

    (Photo: Ford Motor) Jeff Lemmer, currently director, IT operations, at Ford Motor, will become the carmaker's vice president and chief operating officer, information technology effective June 1. The appointment is part of a series of senior management changes that follow the dismissal of CEO Mark Fields earlier this week. ...

  • man.automotiveIT
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    MAN Truck unit appoints new CDO

    2017-05-25T13:22:48Z

    Christian Kaiser (Photo: MAN) MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit. Kaiser will play an important role in the digital transformation of the truck and bus division, the company said. Kaiser, 39, succeeds Markus Lipinsky, who will concentrate fully on his position ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Fields out, Hackett in as Ford CEO

    2017-05-22T14:07:55Z

    Mark Fields has led Ford for almost 3 years (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker's share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen ethics boss departs

    2017-01-27T07:39:21Z

    Hohmann-Dennhardt spent slightly more than a year revamping VW's ethics culture (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is leaving the Volkswagen Group management board, having served little more than a year as the carmaker's top executive in charge of integrity and legal affairs. VW and Hohmann-Denhardt decided to go separate ways ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford hires Apple exec for brand position

    2017-01-24T15:43:10Z

    Tariq Musa is the latest executive to join an automaker from another industry (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has hired an Apple marketing executive, Musa Tariq, to serve as its chief brand officer. Tariq, who most recently was Apple's global marketing and communication director for retail, is charged with further ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
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    Baidu appoints Microsoft exec to COO position

    2017-01-17T09:53:14Z

    Qi Lu was global executive vice president at Microsoft before joining Baidu (Photo: Microsoft) Baidu has recruited a senior Microsoft executive, Qi Lu, to serve as its group president and COO. Lu, an artificial intelligence expert, will be in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations at the ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens' PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group's ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...