Executive Moves

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Audi executive to head Tesla car production

    2016-05-15T12:18:43Z

    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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     Here appoints Cisco executive as new CEOÂ

    2016-02-26T14:00:14Z

    Edzard Overbeek takes over as Here CEO on March 1 (Photo: Here) Here, which was acquired from Nokia by a consortium of German carmakers last year, appointed Edzard Overbeek to head the operations of the digital mapping group. Overbeek, 48, is a senior executive at Cisco, where he most ...

  • renault nissan.automotiveIT
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    Renault-Nissan hires Here exec to develop connected strategy

    2016-02-17T10:02:10Z

    Redzic is tasked with developing a "startup mindset" at Renault-Nissan (Photo: Here) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan have hired a senior Here executive to help the two brands further develop their connected-car initiatives. The Renault-Nissan Alliance said in a press release that Ogi Redzic has been appointed early ...

  • Opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel appoints Kienle to head manufacturing

    2016-02-16T15:05:42Z

    Kienle brings to Opel more than 30 years of global manufacturing experience (Photo: GM) 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. ...

  • 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 ...