IT Executive Changes – Page 5

  • bmw krueger.automotiveIT

    Krueger to succeed Reithofer as next BMW CEO May 13


    Krueger's appointment is part of a generational change at BMW (Photo: BMW)BMW's head of production, Harald Krueger, will become the next CEO of the German premium car maker in May. He will succeed Norbert Reithofer, who will become chairman of the BMW supervisory board.BMW also announced that Klaus Froelich, ...

  • VW Diess.automotiveIT

    In surprise move, BMW's Diess to head VW passenger car brand


    Diess has headed BMW's R&D since 2012 (Photo: BMW)In a surprise move, BMW R&D chief Herbert Diess will move to Volkswagen  to head the brand's core VW passenger car brand. He will take over  - on October 1, 2015 - from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, who ...

  • GM.automotiveIT

    GM appoints new connected-consumer chief


    Boler-Davis takes over from Mary Chan, who is leaving GM (Photo: GM)Alicia Boler-Davis will take over as head of General Motors' connected-car operations, replacing Mary Chan, who will leave the car company next year. Boler-Davis, currently senior vice president, global quality and customer experience, will hand over quality control ...

  • ford marcy-klevorn.automotiveIT

    Marcy Klevorn to become CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015


    Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford Motor)Marcy Klevorn will take over as CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015, overseeing all information technology services globally at the US automaker. Klevorn succeeds Nick Smither, who is retiring.The announcement of Klevorn's new role coincided with news that Ford of Europe CEO Stephen Odell ...

  • zf Sturm.automotiveIT

    Bosch-Siemens' Sturm to become CIO of ZF


    Sturm (pictured) is succeeding Peter Kraus, who is retiring (Photo: ZF)Juergen Sturm, currently CIO of the Bosch-Siemens domestic appliances joint venture, will become CIO Â of ZF Friedrichshafen at the end of the year.Sturm, 51, will succeed Peter Kraus, who is retiring.The Bosch executive joins ZF at a time ...

  • aston andy palmer.automotiveIT

    Nissan's Palmer to become Aston Martin CEO


    Andy Palmer (Photo: Aston Martin)Nissan's Andy Palmer will become CEO of  Aston Martin, succeeding Ulrich Bez, who became non-executive chairman of the luxury sports car maker late last year.Palmer, 51, is chief planning officer of Nissan. He will assume his new position after a transition period, Aston Martin ...

  • audi schlapp.automotiveIT

    Lamborghini CIO returns to Audi


    Schlapp was at Lamborghini for four-and-a-half years (Photo: Claus Dick)Lamborghini CIO Matthias Schlapp is moving back to Audi, the luxury sports car maker's parent company within the Volkswagen Group.Schlapp is assuming responsibility for pre-production, readiness and production planning at Audi. He will be succeeded at Lamborghini by Federico Boni, ...

  • bmw probst.automotiveIT

    CIO change at BMW: Straub said to succeed Probst


    BMW CIO Probst is retiring, sources say (Photo: Claus Dick)Klaus Straub is expected to succeed  Karl-Erich Probst as CIO of BMW Group at the end of August, industry sources say.Probst took over as head of BMW's central IT department in 2006. He is leaving the company of his ...

  • GM.Barra.automotiveIT

    Mary Barra set to become GM CEO on January 15, 2014


    Mary Barra will become the 1st woman to head a major automaker (Photo: GM)General Motors named Mary Barra to become the carmaker's next CEO on January 15, 2014. Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson, who is retiring earlier than planned to deal with a family illness.Barra, who is in ...

  • tavares.automotiveIT

    Former Renault executive Tavares to head PSA


    Tavares succeed Patrick Pelata as COO of Renault in 2011 but left in 2013 (Photo; Renault)Carlos Tavares will become CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen sometime in 2014, the struggling French carmaker said late Monday.Tavares will join PSA's management board on January 1 and will succeed Philippe Varin in the course of ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT

    SAP's new CIO to run SAP HANA


    Goerke will have a dual role at SAP (Photo: SAP)SAP has appointed Bjoern Goerke as its new CIO effective immediately. The German business software group said Goerke will also head its SAP HANA enterprise cloud organization.In his new role, Goerke will  be responsible for SAP's cross-departmental IT function ...

  • Jacoby.automotiveIT

    Jacoby to oversee GM International


    Stefan Jacoby (l), Tim Lee (Photo: GM)Former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby is taking over as head of General Motors' international operations effective Monday.Jacoby, who was unexpectedly dismissed as CEO of Chinese-owned Volvo last year, will take up his new responsibilities at GM Monday. He will report directly to GM ...


    Ziebart joins Jaguar Land Rover as technology boss


    Ziebart will bring indepth knowledge of automotive electronics to JLR (Photo: Infineon)Former Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart, 63,  is joining  Jaguar Land Rover as board member in charge of technology at the Indian owned premium car maker.Ziebart, whose new assignment started August 1, will be responsible for all ...

  • ntt data.automotiveIT

    NTT Data appoints new European CEO


    Patrizio Mapelli (Photo: NTT Data)NTT Data has appointed Patrizio Mapelli to lead its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mapelli will also be in charge of the key German business.Mapelli, who currently heads NTT Data's Italian operations and is also in charge of the IT consultancy's enterprise ...

  • neumann.opel.automotiveIT

    Neumann to become head of Opel


    Neumann most recently was in charge of Volkswagen's Chinese operations (Photo: GM)Former Continental and Volkswagen executive Karl-Thomas Neumann will become the new CEO of Opel effective March 1.Neumann, 51, most recently headed VW's China operations but was replaced in that position several months ago. He takes over at Opel ...

  • bmw althaus.automotiveIT

    BMW hires Althaus for global brand management


    Steven Althaus (Photo: BMW)BMW has hired Steven Althaus to oversee its brand management and marketing services.Althaus, 44, will assume his new position at the German premium car maker in January.Althaus was mostly recently chairman and CEO of the German and Austrian operations of Publicis. He joined the communications agency ...

  • vw muehleck.automotiveIT

    Former VW CIO Muehleck to head IT at Thyssen Krupp


    Klaus-Hardy MuehleckFormer Volkswagen Group CIO Klaus-Hardy Muehleck will take over as head of all IT operations at  Thyssen Krupp, a spokesperson for the German German engineering and steel group said Tuesday.Muehleck, 58, will assume his new responsibilities on January 1, 2013, taking over from Hans-Guenter Gaul. Gaul will ...

  • apple ferrari eddie cue.automotiveIT

    Apple exec joins Ferrari board


    Eddie Cue (Photo: Ferrari)Senior Apple executive Eddie Cue has joined the Ferrari board of directors, underscoring the importance the Italian race car maker attaches to its brand-related online activities.Ferrari, whose unit sales rose 6 pc to 5,267 cars in the first nine months of the year, said brand-related activities, ...

  • Article

    CIO change at Johnson Controls Automotive


    Sanjay Rishi has returned to IBM (Photo: Larry Peplin)Sanjay Rishi, who ran the IT operations of Johnson Controls' automotive division for the past two years, has returned to IBM as vice president and managing partner for global application innovation services.He will  be succeeded by Pete Panagis as vice ...

  • volvo samuelsson.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars appoints Hakan Samuelsson as new CEO


    Former MAN CEO Samuelsson has 35 years of auto-industry experience (Photo: MAN)Volvo Cars has appointed former MAN boss Hakan Samuelsson CEO of the Swedish automaker, succeeding Stefan Jacoby, who suffered a mild stroke in September.Jacoby will leave the company "after an amicable agreement," Volvo said.The appointment of Samuelsson, a ...