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  • 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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer

    2016-10-14T15:57:44Z

    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...

  • mazda.automotiveIT
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    Tanaka to head Mazda's European R&D center

    2016-09-15T12:30:53Z

    Tanaka has worked at Mazda for more than 30 years (Photo: Mazda) Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over from Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda's European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt. The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing. ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss

    2016-08-23T15:13:35Z

    Hudi (l) will set up his own consulting business. Mueller will succeed him at Audi (Photo: Audi) Volvo Cars executive Thomas Mueller will succeed Ricky Hudi as head of electrics/electronics at Audi, marking a change in a key position at Volkswagen Group's premium brand. Hudi is leaving Audi at ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief

    2016-08-16T10:09:52Z

    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler) Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017. Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of ...

  • skoda.automotiveIT
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    Skoda CIO becomes chief digital officer

    2016-07-21T13:59:02Z

    Andre Wehner (Photo: Linkedin) Skoda's former CIO, Andre Wehner, has taken over as chief digital officer at the Czech carmaking subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. Wehner assumed his new duties July 1 and is responsible for corporate strategy, digitization, process and organization management. Ralf Brunken, previously in charge of IT ...

  • Steven Armstrong.automotiveIT
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    At Ford Europe, Armstrong takes on COO role

    2016-07-21T13:10:00Z

    Armstrong's appointment is part of a broader management reshuffle at Ford (Photo: Ford Motor) Steven Armstrong was appointed COO of Ford of Europe, replacing Barb Samardzich, who is retiring from the carmaker. The company also announced that Lyle Watters is succeeding Armstrong as president of Ford's South American operations. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    A new CIO at VW Commercial Vehicles

    2016-06-23T07:12:30Z

    Winfried Krause (Photo: VW) Skoda executive Winfried Krause will become board member for finance and IT at Volkswagen's commercial vehicles division effective August 1. Krause, 54, is switching jobs with Klaus Dieter Schuermann, 52,, who is taking over Krause's commercial affairs responsibilities at Skoda. Krause, who holds a degree ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
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    Hoelz set to take over as Thyssenkrupp CIO July 1

    2016-06-22T11:12:02Z

    Hoelz previously worked at Deloitte, Daimler and the VW Group (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Martin Hoelz will take over from Klaus Hardy Muehleck as CIO of Thyssenkrupp July 1. The 47-year-old will also head the company's Group Processes & Information Technology (GPI) unit. Hoelz has been with Thyssenkrupp since 2014. Most ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM appoints new global quality chief

    2016-06-09T08:54:50Z

    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler to invest in IT, appoint chief digital officer

    2016-05-18T15:30:45Z

    Daimler is focusing more efforts on the digital changes in the car industry (Photo: Daimler) Daimler plans to invest 100 million euros in information technology in the next three years, as the premium car group steps up cross-company digitalization efforts. As part of the company's "100/100" project, Daimler will ...

  • 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 ...