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  • evelozcity.automotiveIT
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    Former Opel CEO Neumann joins Evelozcity

    2018-04-27T13:48:13Z

    Karl-Thomas Neumann will join the EV start-up in May (Photo: Opel) Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is joining the senior management team of electric-vehicle startup Evelozcity. Neumann will be in charge of mobility and will develop the company's connected car strategy, launch mobility concepts and oversee customer experience, branding ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel CIO: "We have to extricate IT from GM piece by piece"

    2018-04-26T12:12:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp, chief information officer at Opel, talks about how the carmaker is separating IT systems from GM, and joing up with PSA.

  • door2door.automotiveIT
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    Neumann, former Opel CEO, invests in mobility start-up

    2018-04-09T15:34:16Z

    door2door's allygator shuttle addresses the so-called "last mile" issue (Photo: door2door) Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold ...

  • gefco.automotiveIT
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    PSA to sell remaining stake in logistics unit

    2018-03-28T18:11:00Z

    French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary.

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel marketing chief departs

    2017-09-27T12:45:46Z

    Opel's Tina Mueller returns to the beauty care industry after four years with Opel (Photo: Opel) Tina Mueller, Opel's high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France's PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    New Opel CIO's challenge: integrating IT into PSA

    2017-09-05T13:32:00Z

    Thomas Kuelpp (Photo: Opel) Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel CEO Neumann steps down

    2017-06-12T15:16:40Z

    Neumann will stay on as a senior manager until Opel's sale to PSA is finalized (Photo: Opel) Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company's takeover by France's PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
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    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) MUNICH -- The auto industry's commitment to change was clearly on display at this year's Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • Tina_Mueller.Opel.automotiveIT
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    “You can forget everything that you’ve done to this point”

    2016-08-01T12:56:43Z

    Opel's Tina Mueller is striving to improve the carmaker's brand image With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in  Europe for the ...

  • 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. ...

  • sedran.vw.automotiveIT
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    VW appoints company outsider as head of strategy

    2015-10-27T11:42:13Z

    Thomas Sedran previously held senior positions at GM (Photo: GM) Volkswagen has named Thomas Sedran as its new head of group strategy effective November 1. The appointment marks the second time in recent weeks that the embattled carmaker appoints someone from outside the group to assume key responsibilities. Sedran, ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project

    2015-08-25T14:13:43Z

    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel launches OnStar in Europe as free service in first year

    2015-03-03T17:36:29Z

    Opel CEO Neumann wants Opel to be a leader in connected-car technology (Photo: GM) Opel joined the race to be the best connected car brand in Geneva Tuesday, when it announced that General Motors' OnStar connectivity suite will be available on all of its models starting this year. Opel ...

  • Opel.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Interview: Opel's Neumann is committed to affordability

    2014-10-21T06:21:01Z

    Neumann became CEO of Opel in March, 2014 (Photo: GM) With a new CEO, a revamped strategic plan and a strengthened commitment from parent General Motors, Opel believes it is on the road to a sustained recovery. The European GM brand has for years suffered losses and weak sales, ...

  • neumann.opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel to be GM's main European brand; Chevrolet out

    2013-12-05T10:59:10Z

    With Chevrolet gone from Europe, Opel CEO Neumann has a better chance to restore profitability (Photo: GM) General Motors will no longer market most of its Chevrolet-branded cars in Europe, providing Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall with a more clearly defined opportunity to restore profitability. The US automaker ...

  • neumann.opel.automotiveIT
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    Neumann to become head of Opel

    2013-01-31T18:54:57Z

    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 ...

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    Opel plans to close Bochum, Germany, car plant in 2016

    2012-12-10T11:43:45Z

    Opel opened the Bochum plant in 1962 (Photo: Opel) Opel plans to end car production in Bochum, Germany, in 2016 as it reacts to continuing losses in the shrinking European car market. The German division of General Motors of the US said in a press release that it will ...

  • gm psa alliance.automotiveIT
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    GM, PSA to jointly develop 4 vehicles

    2012-10-24T10:16:35Z

    General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen confirmed they will jointly develop four vehicles as part of a wide-ranging cooperation pact put in place earlier this year. The US and French car groups said in a press release that they would, together build a compact class multi-purpose van for Opel and a compact-class ...