IT Executive Changes – Page 6

  • gm opel sedran.automotiveIT

    GM names Sedran deputy CEO at Opel


    Thomas Sedran (Photo: GM)General Motors appointed Thomas Sedran deputy CEO at Opel and said he will de facto run the day-to-day operations of the German brand until a permanent CEO has been found.GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky will continue to be interim CEO following the sudden departure last week of ...

  • gm-stracke.automotiveIT

    Opel Chief Stracke leaves post; Girsky takes over


    Stracke was in charge of GM’s global engineering operations before becoming Opel CEO last yearOpel CEO Karl Friedrich Stracke stepped down from his post Thursday, the German unit of General Motors said.Stracke, 56, will be replaced on an interim basis by GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky. Girsky has in recent ...

  • vw nast.automotiveIT

    VW appoints Telekom exec to head IT security


    Guenther Nast (Photo: VW)Volkswagen Group has appointed Guenther Nast head of IT security.The 47 year old informatics graduate took up his new position with the carmaker June 29. He joins VW from Deutsche Telekom, where he served most recently as senior vice president for data and IT security.VW's human resources ...

  • infineon ceo change.automotiveIT

    Infineon CEO Bauer resigns for health reasons; Ploss takes over


    Reinhard Ploss (left) takes over as Infineon CEO Oct 1; Peter Bauer is leaving his post for health reasonsInfineon CEO Peter Bauer is stepping down for health reasons, but the Germany-based semiconductor groupimmediately announced he would be succeeded by another board member, Reinhard Ploss.Infineon said in a press release that ...

  • OnStar.automotiveIT

    GM appoints computer exec to run OnStar, infotainment


    Mary Chan (Photo: Dell)General Motors has hired a senior executive from computer maker Dell to run its global infotainment operations, which include the OnStar telematics unit.The carmaker said Mary Chan, senior vice president and general manager of Dell's Enterprise Mobility Solutions & Services division, started at GM May 1 in ...

  • bosch-mgt

    Volkmar Denner to take over as Bosch CEO effective July 1


    CEO Franz Fehrenbach (left) will head the Bosch supervisory board. He will be succeeded by Volkmar Denner (Photo: Bosch)Volkmar Denner, a Robert Bosch board member, will succeed Franz Fehrenbach as CEO of the world's largest automotive supplier July 1.Denner, 55, is currently board member in charge of corporate research and ...

  • bosch fehrenbach.automotiveIT

    Manager Magazin: Change at top of Robert Bosch imminent


    Bosch’s Fehrenbach has been an outspoken commentator on major economic and business issues (Photo: Bosch)Robert Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, is likely to get a new CEO before the end of the year, according to the German business monthly Manager Magazin.The publication says former CEO Hermann Scholl, 76, plans ...

  • vw.diess.automotiveIT

    BMW's Draeger, Diess to switch jobs


    BMW’s head of purchasing, Herbert Diess, will take charge of group R&D (Photo: BMW)Two top BMW executives are switching roles as the premium carmaker moves to more effectively deal with a growing range of products and initiatives.R&D Boss Klaus Draeger will assume responsibility for group purchasing, taking over from Herbert ...

  • telekom Mueller_Markus.automotiveIT

    Mueller takes over as CIO at Deutsche Telekom


    Markus Mueller (Photo: Deutsche Telekom)Markus Mueller has been appointed chief information officer of Deutsche Telekom and head of its new Telekom IT division.The German telecommunications group decided in December to merge the IT departments of all of its business units into one division in an effort to improve competitiveness and ...

  • OnStar Marshall.automotiveIT

    OnStar president stepping down - reports


    OnStar President Linda Marshall told developers at the Las Vegas CES last month that they could create novel mobile applications for its various services (photo: GM)The president of OnStar, Linda Marshall, is leaving her position slightly more than a year after assuming the job of running General Motors' connected safety, ...

  • Tom LaSorda.automotiveIT

    EV maker Fisker appoints Tom LaSorda as CEO


    Tom LaSordaSpecialist electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive has appointed Tom LaSorda as CEO. Company co-founder Henrik Fisker will step aside to become executive chairman.Henrik Fisker will focus on building the Fisker brand in global markets as well as on the styling and design of future models. Fisker Automotive's only car so ...

  • gm Randy Mott.automotiveIT

    Randy Mott is new global CIO at GM; Kline leaves company


    Randy Mott succeeds Terry Kline as CIO of General Motors (Photo: GM)Randy Mott is the new global chief information officer at General Motors, the US-based car group said Monday.Mott, 55, succeeds Terry Kline, who, according to GM, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. The change takes ...

  • gm visser sedran.automotiveIT

    Visser leaves Opel for Chevrolet; Sedran joins board


    At Opel, Visser (left) is leaving to join Chevrolet, while consultant Sedran is joining the German GM brand (Photo: GM)Opel gained a new board member for operations but lost senior executive Alain Visser to General Motors sister brand Chevrolet.The German car company said Thomas Sedran, a senior consultant with AlixPartners, ...

  • Ulbrich-Audi.automotiveIT

    Ulbrich to become new Audi CIO Feb 1


    Mattias Ulbrich has held various senior IT positions within the VW Group (Photo: VW)Mattias Ulbrich will become Audi's new CIO effective Feb. 1. He will succeed Klaus Straub, who is leaving the premium car unit of Volkswagen Group to join rival BMW.Ulrich was born in Braunschweig, Germany, in 1966, ...

  • Hoeflich-Continental.automotiveIT

    Hoeflich to become new Conti CIO


    Elisabeth Hoeflich (Photo: automotiveIT)Elisabeth Hoeflich will take over as group CIO of German supplier Continental January 1, 2012.Hoeflich, who currently serves as CIO Rubber Group and Corporate Functions at Continental, succeeds Ralf Brunken, who is moving to automaker Volkswagen to become head of all IT application development there. She will ...

  • GM Reilly.automotiveIT

    GM's Nick Reilly to retire; Stracke takes over


    Nick Reilly has been with GM for 37 years (Photo: GM)General Motors said Monday that veteran executive Nick Reilly, president of GM Europe, will retire in March.He will be succeeded as president of the US carmaker’s European operations on Jan. 1 by Karl Stracke, who earlier succceeded Reilly at the ...

  • telekom roehn.automotiveIT

    Deutsche Telekom CIO Roehn said to depart


    Roehn is rumore to leave in a major internal reorganization (Photo: Telekom)Deutsche Telekom CIO Steffen Roehn will be leaving the German telecommunications group as part of a major reorganization, according to several press reports.Deutsche Telekom declined to comment on the reports.According to Bloomberg and several other print and online publications, ...

  • esg frischkorn.automotiveIT

    Frischkorn to head ESG automotive operations


    Frischkorn will take over as head of ESG Automotive Jan. 1 (Photo: VDA)Hans-Georg Frischkorn will take charge of the automotive business of Germany's ESG January 1, 2012.The systems and software provider said Frischkorn, currently a managing director at Germany's auto industry association, the VDA, will succeed Wolfgang Sczygiol, who is ...

  • ibm rometti

    At IBM, Virginia Rometty to become new CEO


    Virginia Rometti will be the 1st woman to head IBM. Sam Palmisano will remain chairman (Photo: IBM)Virginia Rometty will become president and CEO of IBM January 1, the first woman to take the top job at the US IT and computer services group.The current CEO, Samuel Palmisano, will continue as ...

  • Straub Audi.automotiveIT

    CIO Straub to leave Audi - sources


    Audi CIO Klaus Straub is rumored to be joining another automaker (Photo: Audi)Klaus Straub, recently named CIO of the decade by CIO magazine, is leaving Audi, company sources say.Straub, 47, is leaving the premium car division of Volkswagen Group of his own accord. Sources say he plans to join another, ...