IT Executive Changes – Page 4

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler appoints new head of integrity and legal affairs


    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 been head ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance


    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 well from his ...

  • audi knirsch.automotiveIT

    Knirsch succeeds Hackenberg as Audi technology chief


    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 at Porsche ...

  • Gerhard Baum.automotiveIT

    At Schaeffler, a new manager focuses on digitization


    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 the growing ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW recruits Apple exec to head digitization


    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 at the ...

  • hohmann-dennhardt.automotiveIT

    Daimler's integrity boss moves to Volkswagen


    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 in ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche names production boss to CEO position


    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 head, Detlev von ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo appoints new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely


    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 he is ...

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    Porsche's Mueller to succeed Winterkorn as VW Group CEO


    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 of Winterkorn ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW CEO Martin Winterkorn steps down over test allegations


    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 needs a ...

  • visteon.automotiveIT

    With new CEO, Visteon puts focus on the connected car


    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 it had ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems appoints Egeler head of connected-car business


    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 within the ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT

    Cisco names Chuck Robbins next CEO


    Chuck Robbins (Photo: Cisco)Cisco said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO July 26, marking a change at the top of the US-based technology group for the first time in 20 years.Chambers, who took over as CEO in 1995, will become executive chairman when Robbins assumes his new ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Piech resigns as VW Supervisory Board chairman


    Ferdinand Piech (Photo: VW)Ferdinand Piech resigned Saturday as head of the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, seemingly bringing to an end a two-week battle over who's in control at Europe's largest automotive group."The members of the Executive Committee have unanimously determined that in view of the background of the last ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW board committee confirms Winterkorn as CEO


    Martin Winterkorn (Photo: VW)Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is "the best possible chairman of the board of management," the Executive Committee of the carmaker's Supervisory Board said in a statement Friday.The announcement comes after Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech last week expressed reservations about Winterkorn's leadership. Piech is head of ...

  • delphi.automotiveIT

    At Delphi, a new CIO


    Matt Peterson (Photo: Delphi)Delphi has appointed Matthew Peterson senior vice president and chief information officer effective February 2.Peterson, who was CIO of supplier TRW from 2009 until 2013, succeeds Tim McCabe, who left Delphi last year.Peterson joins the US based global automotive supplier from Deloitte Consulting, where he was ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler CIO Gorriz to leave post


    Gorriz has headed IT at Daimler since 2008 (Photo: Claus Dick)Michael Gorriz is leaving his position as CIO of Daimler to join Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.Gorriz, 55, will succeed 55-year-old Jan Verplancke as group CIO at Standard Chartered. Verplancke is retiring.Gorriz has been in charge of information technology ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars CIO gets promotion


    Volvo CIO Bendrik will report directly to CEO Hakan Samuelsson (Photo: Volvo)Volvo Cars CIO Klas Bendrik has been promoted to a new senior vice president position, as the Swedish carmaker acknowledges the growing importance of IT across its model lineup. The move underlines "the key role technology will play ...

  • bmw zipse.automotiveIT

    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss


    Oliver Zipse (Photo: BMW)Oliver Zipse will become the new production chief at BMW, succeeding Harald Krueger, who will take over as CEO May 13.BMW, in particular, cited the international manufacturing experience Zipse has gathered in his 24 year career at the premium car maker.Zipse, 51, joined BMW as a ...

  • vw.diess.automotiveIT

    VW: Diess can take over as head of VW brand earlier


    Diess (Photo: BMW)BMW's Herbert Diess will take over as head of the Volkswagen brand three months earlier than originally planned, following an agreement between Europe's largest auto group and the Munich-based premium car maker.VW said Diess, formerly head of R&D at BMW, will take the helm at the VW ...