Executive Moves

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Porsche names production boss to CEO position

    2015-09-30T18:01:24Z

    Oliver Blume (Photo: Porsche) Oliver Blume, head of production of the German sports car maker, will become the company's CEO, succeeding Matthias Mueller, who has taken the top position at parent company Volkswagen Group. Blume, 47, takes up his new job October 1. Porsche also announced that its US ...

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    Volvo appoints new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely

    2015-09-30T11:07:09Z

    Alain Visser (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars has appointed Bjorn Anwall, a McKinsey management consultant, to head its global sales and marketing. Anwall replaces Alain Visser, who is taking on a similar sales role at China's Geely, the parent company of Volvo. Visser said in a press release that ...

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    Porsche's Mueller to succeed Winterkorn as VW Group CEO

    2015-09-24T18:11:53Z

    Matthias Mueller studied IT in Munich before joining the VW Group (Photo: Porsche) Porsche boss Matthias Mueller will succeed Martin Winterkorn as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, the carmaker's supervisory board decided late Friday. Mueller, 62, was one of the main candidates to take the position, following the resignation ...

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    VW CEO Martin Winterkorn steps down over test allegations

    2015-09-23T17:18:00Z

    Martin Winterkorn says he's not aware of any personal wrong doing (Photo: Claus Dick) Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has offered his resignation in the wake of revelations that the automaker has manipulated emission tests in the US. The 68-year-old CEO told a supervisory board committee meeting Wednesday that "Volkswagen ...

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    With new CEO, Visteon puts focus on the connected car

    2015-06-12T15:38:45Z

    The e-bee concept shows Visteon's ambitions in in-car infotainment (Photo: Visteon) Visteon completed the sale of a climate control subsidiary as part of its strategy to become what it termed "a technology-focused pure-play supplier of automotive cockpit electronics and connected car solutions." The Michigan-based automotive supplier also announced that ...

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    T-Systems appoints Egeler head of connected-car business

    2015-06-08T17:20:52Z

    Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems) T-Systems has appointed Heinz Egeler as head of its connected-car business, succceeding Horst Leonberger, who has left the company. Egeler, has worked in and with the auto industry for more than 20 years. Since 2001, he has worked for T-Systems in various automotive management positions ...