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    Special Report: Impact analysis of COVID-19 and the chip shortage crisis
    Compared to the previous light vehicle production forecast, almost 1.5 million fewer vehicles are forecast to be produced in 2021, which translates to a growth of 11.7% over 2020. Another 1 million more cars are now forecast to be produced in 2022 followed by a 700,000-unit increase in 2023. These v...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    TI Fluid Systems appoints Hans Dieltjens as its new president and CEO
    Global supplier of automotive fluid systems, TI Fluid Systems has appointed Hans Dieltjens as its new president and chief executive officer with effect from 1 October 2021, the company said in a press release on 21 September. Hans will succeed William L. Kozyra, who will retire on 1 October and s...
    Schaeffler AG appoints Claus Bauer as CFO
    German automotive component supplier Schaeffler AG has appointed Claus Bauer, 55, as the chief financial officer (CFO), under a two-year contract with effect from 1 September, the company had announced on 31 August. It said that Bauer, who succeeds Klaus Patzak will be responsible for finance and in...
    Lidar startup Baraja appoints veterans as VPs of R&D and engineering
    According to a press release on PRNewswire dated 15 September, Baraja, creator of the Spectrum-Scan™ lidar technology for autonomous vehicles, has expanded its leadership team with photonics and automotive technology veterans Yannick K Lize, as VP of research and development (R...
    Pirelli CFO Francesco Tanzi to leave company at the end of 2021
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced on 7 September via a press release that CFO Francesco Tanzi had tendered his resignation and would be leaving the company on 31 December to pursue a new professional experience. Tanzi, EVP at Pirelli, started his career at the company in 1989 as a ...
    American Battery Metals Corp. appoints current CTO Ryan Melsert as its new CEO
    American Battery Metals Corporation (ABTC), an American lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling technology and advanced battery metal extraction company, announced on 30 August the appointment of current company CTO Ryan Melsert as its new CEO. According to the company’s press release, Melsert b...
    Bosch Chassis Systems expert Liming Chen joins AI chip startup Horizon Robotics
    Horizon Robotics, a Beijing-based domestic chip supplier, announced on 1 September that it had appointed Liming Chen, formerly head of the Bosch Chassis Control System R&D Center, as president of the company. According to iNews, the founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics, Kai...
    EV maker Lordstown Motors appoints Daniel Ninivaggi as CEO
    Electric light-duty truck supplier Lordstown Motors Corporation has announced that its board of directors has appointed Daniel A. Ninivaggi as CEO and as a member of the board. According to a press release issued on 26 August, Ninivaggi took charge on the same day. Prior to this ap...
    Faraday Future appoints Brian Krolicki as chairman of its Board of Directors
    California-based shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc., has announced that Board member Brian Krolicki has been appointed as chairman for the company’s newly formed Board of Directors. According to a press release issued by Faraday Future on 17 ...
    Inalfa roof systems appoints Linda Gao as CEO
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 31 August, Inalfa Roof Systems, a global leader in the automotive industry based in the Netherlands, announced the immediate appointment of Linda Gao as the company's new president and CEO. Gao took over as president and CEO of the company in ...
    Continental appoints Hans-Jorg Feigel as head of strategy and future solutions
    German automotive component major Continental has appointed Hans-Jörg Feigel as head of strategy and future solutions for autonomous mobility and safety (AMS) business vertical, the company said in a press release on 31 August. Feigel, 62, who takes over his new role with effect from 1 September...
    Ricardo appoints Graham Ritchie as new CEO
    UK-based engineering services provider Ricardo plc has appointed Graham Ritchie as its new CEO, the company said in a press announcement on 26 August. Ritchie, who takes over the new position on 1 October 2021, replaces the outgoing CEO Dave Shemmans, who is stepping down from the Board after 16 ...
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Christian Amsel as CTO
    Zurich-based auto component supplier Kongsberg Automotive has appointed Dr. Christian Amsel as chief technology officer (CTO), who taken charge of the position with effect from 1 August 2021, the company said in a press release on 18 August. It added that Dr Amsel’s appointment is to support th...
    Nexteer appoints Robin Milavec as president, announces other leadership changes
    Automotive steering components and motion control systems supplier, Nexteer Automotive, has announced that it has appointed Robin Milavec as President in addition to his current role as the company’s global CTO, chief strategy officer and executive board director. According to a press rele...
    Romeo Power appoints Susan Brennan as president and CEO
    EV charging solutions supplier, Romeo Power, has announced that it has named Susan Brennan as its President and CEO. According to a press release issued by Romeo Power on 6 August, the company stated that Ms. Brennan will take over the reins of the company effective 16 August 2021. She most recen...
    Velodyne Lidar appoints Michael Dee as chairman
    Velodyne Lidar has appointed Michael Dee as chairman of the board, it said in a press release on 2 August. Dee replaces Joseph B. Culkin who will step down as chairman due to health reasons. Dee was the CFO of PureCycle Technologies. Dee was also the senior advisor to the president for Finance of th...
    Ford hires M&A veteran to drive inorganic growth in electrification, new business
    Michigan-based vehicle manufacturer, Ford Motor Company has hired a corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) veteran, Doug Power, 52, to accelerate its Ford+ plan for securing growth in electric vehicles (EVs), connectivity and innovative services, the company said in a press announcement on 19 Ju...
    General Motors appoints Kent Helfrich to lead Global R&D and GM Ventures
    American vehicle manufacturer, General Motors has appointed Kent Helfrich as VP, Global Research and Development, CTO, and president of its investment arm, GM Ventures, the company said in a press announcement on 27 July. Helfrich, who currently serves as executive director, Advanced Technology a...
    Canoo appoints Josette Sheeran as president
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Canoo, has announced that it has named its board member, Ambassador Josette Sheeran as the company’s president. According to a press release issued by the company on 26 July, Ms. Sheeran has been appointed as President of Canoo with effect from the same day onwa...
    Konect Ai appoints Jerry Salerno as president
    Konect Ai, a leader in automotive artificial intelligence, announced the addition of Jerry Salerno as president as they expand further into the North American automotive industry, according to a press release on Business Wire dated 23 July. The innovative technology firm has expanded its workfo...
    Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan to step down
    According to a Reuters press release dated 19 July, Velodyne, a leading manufacturer of lidar laser sensors, announced that Dr. Anand Gopalan has informed the Board of Directors that he will step down as CEO and a member of the Board on 30 July 2021. In conjunction with this announcement, the B...
    Lidar startup AEye appoints Hod Finkelstein as chief R&D officer
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 26 June, AEye, the global leader in active, high-performance LiDAR solutions, has appointed Hod Finkelstein as Chief R&D Officer. Finkelstein, a technology and business veteran, brings extensive experience leading the development and com...
    Dana appoints Byron Foster president of Light Vehicle Drive Systems business
    American automotive components supplier, Dana Inc., has announced that it has appointed Byron Foster as the president of its Light Vehicle Drive Systems business. According to a press release issued by Dana on 28 June, the Ohio-based company stated that Foster will succeed Bob Pyle, who announced th...
    Continental appoints Gilles Mabire as CTO of Automotive Technologies
    Continental has appointed Gilles Mabire as the chief technology officer (CTO) of its Automotive Technologies group sector, the company said in a press release on 23 June. He is set to take up his role latest by 1 January 2022. Mabire will replace Dirk Abendroth, who is leaving the company by the end...
    Bosch announces leadership changes, to be effective from 1 January 2022
    Germany-based supplier, Bosch, has announced changes at its top executive level with effect from 1 January 2022 onward. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 24 June, the company stated that Dr. Stefan Hartung will be appointed as the new chairman of the board of management of Robert ...
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Frank Heffter as new CFO
    Kongsberg Automotive has appointed Frank Heffter as chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, according to a press release on 25 June. Heffter will join the company on 1 July 2021 but will formally take over from Norbert Loers effective 29 July 2021. Heffter joins Kongsberg Automotive from ...
    STMicroelectronics President Benedetto Vigna to step down in August
    STMicroelectronics (ST) announced on its official website on 9 June that Benedetto Vigna, president of the Analog, MEMS, and Sensors (AMS) Group, has informed the company that he will step down from his position on 31 August 2021 to become the CEO of another company. “I spent half of ...
    PPG appoints Andrew Carroll as VP for automotive OEM coatings
    PPG has appointed Andrew Carroll as vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas and mobility, according to a company press release on 24 May 2021. Carroll is currently serving as vice president, industrial coatings, Americas. Carroll will report to Rebecca Liebert, executive vice president. ...
    Valeo appoints Christophe Périllat as deputy CEO
    In a Board of Directors’ meeting held on 26 May, Valeo appointed Christophe Périllat deputy CEO of the company. Périllat was also appointed director of Valeo by the General Meeting on 31 May. Valeo said in a statement that the appointments as deputy CEO and as Director are in line with t...
    Osram CFO Kathrin Dahnke to leave the company
    The supervisory board of Osram Licht and CFO Kathrin Dahnke agreed to terminate her contract on 30 June by mutual agreement, the German supplier announced in a press release on 27 May 2021. With the planned delisting of Osram Licht, which is expected to be implemented by the end of June, importan...
    EV battery startup Innolith appoints Florian Wolf as CFO
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Innolith has appointed Florian Wolf as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, according to a company press release on 13 May 2021. Having spent 14 years in investment banking in London, Florian brings deep sector expertise in the EV ecosystem and ...
    Britishvolt appoints Graham Hoare as president of Global Operations
    UK-based producer of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell technology Britishvolt announced that it has appointed Graham Hoare as president of Global Operations. According to a report filed by Electrive on 20 May, Hoare was earlier the chairman of Ford of Britain. Prior to joining Britishvo...
    Ouster appoints Nathan Dickerman to accelerate lidar adoption
    Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, has announced on the company website dated 6 May, that it has hired Nathan Dickerman as president of Field Operations to accelerate lidar...
    Lucid Motors appoints Sherry House as CFO
    Electric vehicle company Lucid Motors has announced that Sherry House has been appointed as the CFO, according to its press release on 5 May. House joins Lucid Motors from Waymo, where she was leading Waymo’s global corporate development, investments, acquisitions, and external fundraising. “...
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Joerg Buchheim as CEO
    Kongsberg Automotive ASA has appointed Joerg Buchheim as CEO and president effective 1 May 2021. Buchheim brings more than two decades of international executive leadership experience in the automotive supply industry. He will be responsible for developing its substantial business potential in close...
    Connected car startup Aurora Labs appoints Peter Mertens as chairman
    Aurora Labs has appointed Peter Mertens as the chairman of the board, it said in a press release on 27 April. Mertens has held senior executive positions at OEMs such as Daimler and General Motors. He was head of R&D at Volvo Cars and most recently CTO and the head of R&D and ...
    EV startup Canoo appoints Tony Aquila as CEO
    California-based EV manufacturing startup, Canoo, has announced that Tony Aquila, its executive chairman, has been added to the role of CEO. Aquila succeeds Ulrich Kranz, who has resigned effective 30 April, 2021. According to a press release issued by Canoo on 22 April, the company also announced t...
    3D printing tech startup Azul 3D appoints Paul F. Decker as CEO
    According to a press release from Azul 3D dated 4 March (via an article by BusinessWire), 3D printing tech startup Azul 3D has appointed Paul Decker as CEO, effective 1 March 2021. The company’s HARP™ technology allows the printing of 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials....
    Toshiba appoints Satoshi Tsunakawa as CEO
    Toshiba has announced the appointment of Satoshi Tsunakawa, as the CEO and president, according to a company press release on 14 April. Tsunakawa will replace Nobuaki Kurumatani, who resigned from his post. Tsunakawa was also the chairman of Toshiba. No other detail was disclosed.
    Schneider invests in autonomous trucking technology startup TuSimple
    Freight transportation company, Schneider National Inc. of Green Bay, is investing in TuSimple, a San Diego autonomous technology company. Schneider president and CEO Mark Rourke will join TuSimple’s newly established Executive Advisory Board.  TuSimple develops a commercial-ready, fu...
    Piedmont Lithium appoints David Klanecky as COO
    Piedmont Lithium Ltd. (PLL) announced David Klanecky as EVP and COO. He will join the lithium chemicals company in April 2021 and be based at its Belmont, North Carolina headquarters. Keith Phillips, president, and CEO said, “We are very pleased to welcome David to our senior management team. D...
    Waymo CEO John Krafcik resigns
    Waymo’s CEO John Krafcik has announced his resignation, according to a company blog post on 2 April. Krafcik will continue to serve as an advisor to Waymo but Dmitri Dolgov and Tekedra Mawakana will serve as co-CEOs. Dolgov is one of the founders of the Google self-driving car project and Mawakana...
    Panasonic appoints Yuki Kusumi as new CEO
    Yuki Kusumi has formally assumed the office as CEO of Panasonic effective 1 April 2021. Kusumi has also been appointed as president and representative director, an appointment that will be confirmed at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the Board of Directors’ Meeting scheduled for 2...
    Marelli makes top management appointments for electrification, ADAS, and electronics
    On 26 March, Marelli announced a few key appointments for its electrification, ADAS and electronics divisions. Joachim Fetzer will be appointed as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), while Hannes Prenn will join as EVP and CEO of the Electric Powertrain business. The new appointments are...
    Startup indie Semiconductor appoints Steve Machuga as chief operating officer
    US-based semiconductor startup indie Semiconductor, which is currently in the process of becoming a public company through a planned merger with Thunder Bridge Acquisition II (a special purpose acquisition company), has appointed Steve Machuga as COO, according to a company press release on 18 Febru...
    Velodyne Lidar appoints Jim Barnhart as COO
    Velodyne Lidar has appointed James L. Barnhart as its new chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect, the company said in a press release on 15 March. Barnhart has replaced Rick Tewell who has joined AEye, a US-based company also specializing in lidar, as COO. As COO of Velodyne, Barnhar...
    AEye appoints Rick Tewell as COO
    AEye has appointed Rick Tewell as the chief operating officer (COO), according to a 15 March press release issued by the company. Tewell will oversee operations, focusing on industrialization and commercialization of AEye’s active LiDAR system. Prior to his new role, Tewell served as the COO at...
    MAHLE CEO Jörg Stratmann to step down
    Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE Group will resign from his positions with effect from 31 March 2021, according to a company press release on 8 March 2021. The appointment of a successor by the Supervisory Board will take place without delay. Until the successor...
    Goodyear appoints Nathaniel Madarang as head of Asia Pacific region
    American tiremaker The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that Ryan Patterson, currently the president of its Asia Pacific business unit, will lead the effort to integrate Cooper Tire with Goodyear as the company’s senior vice president of Business Integration. According to...
    Innoviz Technologies appoints Udy Gal-On as COO
    Lidar startup Innoviz Technologies has appointed Udy Gal-On as chief operating officer (COO) effective on 1 March, the company said in a press release on 24 February. Gal-On brings more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor, telecom, and smart energy industries. Most recently, Gal-On served a...
    Goodyear appoints Chris Helsel as SVP of global operations and CTO
    American tire supplier, Goodyear, has announced that it has appointed Chris Helsel as the senior vice president of global operations and chief technology officer. According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 25 February, he will be succeeding Jonathan Bellissimo, who is retiring after a career...
    OSRAM appoints Ingo Bank as CEO
    The Osram Supervisory Board has appointed Ingo Bank as CEO until the end of April 2023, the German company said in a press release on 23 February. Bank will take over the role in addition to his position as chief financial officer (CFO) of majority owner ams. Significance: OSRAM CFO Ingo Bank has...
    Patrick Gelsinger takes over as Intel’s CEO
    Intel has announced that Patrick Gelsinger has taken over as the CEO, according to a company press release on 15 February. He takes over from Bob Swan. Intel first announced Gelsinger’s appointment on 13 January. “Pat is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovati...
    Borealis appoints Thomas Gangl as new CEO
    Borealis has appointed Thomas Gangl as the new CEO, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2021. Gangl takes over from Alfred Stern, who has been appointed as executive board member for Chemicals & Materials of OMV AG. In his most r...
    NSK appoints Akitoshi Ichii as president and CEO
    Japan-based automotive powertrain components supplier, NSK Ltd., has announced changes to its senior leadership. According to a press release issued by NSK on 2 February, the company announced at its regular Board of Directors' meeting held on the same day that Toshihiro Uchiyama will resign as Pres...
    STMicroelectronics to reappoint Jean-Marc Chery as president and CEO for next three years
    STMicroelectronics (STM) has reappointed Jean-Marc Chery as the company’s president and CEO for the next three years, according to a company press release on 28 January. “Maurizio Tamagnini, chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM), and Nicolas Dufourcq, vice chai...
    Spark Minda appoints Biranchi Mohapatra as CEO for Information and Connected Systems business
    India-based Spark Minda has appointed Biranchi Mohapatra as the CEO for its Information and Connected Systems (Wiring Harness, Sensor, and Cluster Products) business vertical II, according to a press release on 22 January. He has also been appointed as a member to its executive committee of the grou...
    Continental appoints Jean-Francois Tarabbia as new head of Connected Car Networking
    Continental has appointed Jean-François Tarabbia as head of its Connected Car Networking (CCN) business unit within the Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) business area, according to a company press release on 20 January 2021. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. Tarabbia succeeds Joh...
    Shiloh Industries appoints Brad E Tolley as new president
    Shiloh Industries has appointed Brad E Tolley as its new president, the company said in a press release on 21 January. Tolley has been associated with Shiloh since January 2014 and held several key roles and responsibilities. Prior to his latest promotion, he was working as senior vice president,&nb...
    Pirelli’s co-CEO Angelos Papadimitriou to step down
    Pirelli has announced that its general manager and co-CEO Angelos Papadimitriou will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. According to a press release by the Italian tiremaker on 20 January, Papadimitriou wishes to evaluate a professional pathway with entrepreneurial elements, in line wi...
    Johnson Matthey appoints Stephen Oxley as CFO
    Johnson Matthey has appointed Stephen Oxley as their new chief financial officer, the company said in a press release on 12 January. He will join the board on 1 April 2021. Oxley will replace Karen Hayzen-Smith, who is the interim CFO. Stephen Oxley is a chartered accountant who has worked at KPM...
    Hanon Systems appoints Min Suk Sung as new CEO and president
    Hanon Systems has appointed Min Suk Sung as the company’s new CEO and president, according to a  company press release on 18 January. Min Suk Sung succeeds Jay Son, who will assume the new role of vice chairman. Min Suk Sung serves as colead of the company along with corporate president Nurda...
    DENSO appoints Seiji Maeda CEO of DENSO North America operations
    Japanese supplier DENSO has appointed Seiji Maeda as CEO of DENSO's North American operations, according to a company press release on 12 January. Maeda is also a senior director at DENSO. Prior to this post, Maeda served as head of Denso’s Motor Business Unit in Japan. From 2012–17, he held ...
    SKF appoints Rickard Gustafson as new president and CEO
    The Board of SKF has appointed Rickard Gustafson as its new President and CEO. According to a press release issued by SKF on 11 January, he will succeed Alrik Danielson and join SKF during the first half of 2021. Gustafson is currently the president and CEO of the Scandinavian airline holding com...
    Modine announces organizational and personnel changes
    Thermal management technology and solutions provider, Modine Manufacturing Company, has announced that it has eliminated a senior executive position that previously served as VP Commercial and Industrial Solutions (CIS), and COO. Along with this change, Modine has also announced the departure o...
    Elektrobit appoints Maria Anhalt as new CEO
    Elektrobit, a supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, has appointed Maria Anhalt as its new CEO and managing director, the company announced in a press release on 6 January 2021. Anhalt, who previously served as Elektrobit’s CTO, succeeds Alexander Kocher,...
    Volkswagen Group Components appoints Elke Temme as head of Charging & Energy business
    Volkswagen Group Components has appointed Elke Temme as head of the newly-created Charging & Energy business, the company announced in a press release on 4 January. The new business’ responsibilities will include pooling and managing existing Group activities in the fields of energy, char...
    Elmos Semiconductor appoints Arne Schneider as CEO
    Elmos Semiconductor has appointed Arne Schneider as the CEO of the company, the company said in a press release on 4 January. Schneider succeeds Anton Mindl, who was the CEO of Elmos for 15 years. Schneider joined Elmos in 2011 as head of corporate development and became the chief financial offic...
    Swamy Kotagiri takes over as new CEO of Magna
    Magna has announced that Swamy Kotagiri has taken over as new CEO of the company, effective 1 January 2021, according to a company press release on 4 January. He succeeded Don Walker, who retired at the end of 2020. Kotagiri has been working with Magna for more than two decades now and has served...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium appoints Giuseppe Rosso as chairperson
    The Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) has appointed Giuseppe Rosso as its chairperson, according to a press release on 22 December. Rosso is currently the vice-president of Engineering Advanced Assisted Driving Systems at Veoneer. “It is a great honor for me to be appointed Chairma...
    Veoneer’s CTO Nishant Batra to step down
    The Swedish automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. announced that its chief technology officer (CTO), Nishant Batra, has decided to leave the company to pursue a new career opportunity, according to a company press release on 17 December 2020. Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer's current VP, Systems &...
    Aira appoints Simon McElrea as chief operating officer
    Aira Inc. has appointed Simon McElrea as Chief Operating Officer (COO). McElrea brings with him more than 25 years of leadership experience creating, growing, and pivoting businesses in the high-tech space into the mainstream. “Simon is uniquely qualified to bring FreePowerⓇ to a range of ver...
    Sumitomo Rubber North America appoints Darren Thomas as COO
    Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), a Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. subsidiary comprising both Falken Tires and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, has appointed Darren Thomas as senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), the company announced in a press release on 14 December. Thomas previo...
    Harman appoints Christian Sobottka as president of Automotive Division
    Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, has appointed Christian Sobottka as president of the Automotive Division, the company said in a press release on 16 December 2020. The ...
    Osram CEO Olaf Berlien to step down in February 2021
    Osram Licht AG CEO Olaf Berlien will step down from his post by the end of February 2021, according to a company press release on 1 December. Osram is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Board will therefore e...
    Modine appoints Neil Brinker as new president, CEO
    Modine Manufacturing Company, a diversified major player in thermal management technology and solutions, has appointed Neil D. Brinker as the company's new president and CEO, according to a company press release on 30 November 2020. The appointment is effective 1 December 2020. In August 2020, Thoma...
    Optimus Ride appoints Sean Harrington as new CEO
    Optimus Ride has appointed Sean Harrington as its new CEO, effective November 30, the company said in a press release. Harrington replaces Optimus co-founder Ryan Chin, who will remain at the company with responsibility over policy and sustainability initiatives. He will be responsible for advancing...
    Inteva Products appoints Gerard Roose as new president, CEO
    Inteva Products, a major global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, has appointed Gerard Roose as its new president and CEO, the company announced in a press release on 18 November 2020. Roose is currently serving as VP, Sales, Marketing & Advanced Product Development. H...
    SKF president and CEO Alrik Danielson to step down in 2021
    Alrik Danielson will resign from the post of President and CEO of SKF in 2021, according to a company press release on 16 November 2020. Danielson will continue in his current role until a successor is in place, contributing to a smooth transition. Significance: Hans Stråberg, chairman of the Bo...
    Continental appoints Nikolai Setzer as new CEO
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as its new CEO and executive board chairman, effective 1 December, the company has announced in a press release on 12 November. The appointment will be effective until March 2024. He succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart who is stepping down from his position for heal...
    IAC Group appoints David Prystash as CEO
    International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, a major global automotive and mobility supplier in lightweight and new material interior solutions, has appointed David Prystash as CEO of the company, according to a company press release on 2 November 2020. The appointment is effective 1 January 202...
    Continental CEO Degenhart to step down effective 30 November 2020
    Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart will resign from his position effective 30 November 2020, citing health reasons, according to a company press release on 29 October 2020. He has asked the supervisory board to accept the early termination of his executive board directorship and his contract, which...
    Valeo’s CEO Jacques Aschenbroich to step down after 2021
    Valeo’s existing CEO Jacques Aschenbroich will retire from the post on 31 December 2021, according to a company press release on 27 October. Christophe Périllat, who is currently acting as chief operating officer of Valeo, will succeed Aschenbroich as CEO starting in January 2022. Also, Jacques A...
    Magna appoints Swamy Kotagiri as CEO
    Canadian supplier Magna has appointed Seetarama (Swamy) Kotagiri as its new CEO, according to a company press release on 20 October. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. He will succeed Don Walker, who served as CEO between 1994 and 2001, and since 2005, will retire at the end of 2020. Si...
    Startup AEye appoints Blair LaCorte as CEO
    AEye has appointed Blair LaCorte as its new CEO, the company said in a press release on 20 October. Luis Dussan, founder of AEye, will collaborate with LaCorte to drive growth and accelerate technology and product development. Furthermore, Dussan will continue to serve as president an...
    Volvo Cars appoints Ödgärd Andersson new CEO of autonomous driving software subsidiary Zenseact
    Volvo Cars has appointed Ödgärd Andersson as new CEO of its autonomous drive (AD) software development company called Zenseact, the Swedish automaker announced in a press release on 14 October. The appointment is effective 1 November. Presently, Andersson is serving as chief digital officer at ...
    Eaton appoints Bo Yang as president of Vehicle Group and eMobility, APAC region
    Power management company Eaton has appointed Bo Yang as president, APAC, Vehicle Group and eMobility, according to a company press release on 8 October. In this new role, he will be based in Shanghai, mainland China, and continue to report to João Faria, president, Vehicle Group, Eaton. Yang w...
    Henkel appoints Sunil Kumar as Country President of India businesses
    Germany-based Henkel has appointed Sunil Kumar as the Country President of its India businesses, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 October. The appointment is effective 1 October 2020. In this role, he will be responsible for guiding Henkel’s adhesive and beauty care businesses in...
    Autoliv appoints Colin Naughton as president of Asia operations
    Autoliv, a provider of automotive safety systems, has promoted Colin Naughton to the position of president of the Asian region and a member of Autoliv's Executive Management Team, the company said in a press release on 1 October 2020. The promotion is expected to be effective 1 November 2020 as...
    Startup Ascent Robotics appoints Ken Kutaragi as new CEO
    Japan-based startup offering artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions Ascent Robotics has appointed Ken Kutaragi as new CEO, according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The appointment is effective 26 August 2020. Kutaragi replaces Masayuki Ishizaki, who cofounded Ascent Robotics and...
    Trevor Milton resigns as chairman of Nikola Motors
    In a press release dated 20 September, Nikola Motors announced that Trevor Milton has stepped down from the position of executive chairman and from the board. Nikola has appointed Stephen Girsky, former vice chairman of General Motors Co. and a member of Nikola’s Board, as the new chairman of the ...
    Lumileds appoints Matt Roney as CEO
    Lumileds, a major supplier of lighting solutions, has appointed Matt Roney as the company’s CEO, effective 1 October 2020, according to a press release on 21 September. Most recently, Roney served as president of Lumileds’ Automotive Business Unit. He succeeds Dr. Jonathan Rich who will continue...
    SiriusXM announces appointment of CEO and CFO
    SiriusXM has appointed Jennifer C. Witz as its new CEO, the company said in a press release on 15 September 2020. Witz is currently serving as president of Sales, Marketing, and Operations of the company. The move comes as the existing CEO of the company James E. Meyer intends to retire on 31 Decemb...
    ROHM appoints Isao Matsumoto as new President and CEO
    ROHM has announced the appointment of Isao Matsumoto as President and CEO. Matsumoto joined ROHM in 1985 with his most recent responsibility lay in quality, safety, and production as director, member of the board, and managing executive officer. “ROHM will accompany this transition with it...
    Groupe PSA appoints Arnaud Deboeuf as EVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
    French automotive manufacturer, Groupe PSA, has appointed Arnaud Deboeuf as its EVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. In a press statement issued by Groupe PSA on 3rd September, the company announced that Deboeuf joined the Executive Committee following the appointment of Yann Vincent as the CEO of...
    EV battery startup Britishvolt appoints Dr Allan Paterson as CTO
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Britishvolt has appointed Dr. Allan Paterson as CTO, according to a press release on 24 August. "We are delighted that someone with Dr Paterson's experience is joining us at this crucial phase of our development. He joins our expanding team of world-class exp...
    GKN Automotive appoints Dirk Kesselgruber as president of ePowertrain division
    GKN Automotive has appointed Dirk Kesselgruber as the new president of its ePowertrain division, effective 1 October, the company said in a press release on 20 August. Kesselgruber will report directly to GKN Automotive’s CEO, Liam Butterworth. Prior to GKN, he had worked with Schaeffler AG, wh...
    Texas Instruments appoints Haviv Ilan as COO
    Texas Instruments has appointed Haviv Ilan as the COO and the EVP, the company said in a press release on 18 August. Ilan joined the company in 1999 and led Texas Instruments’ High-Performance Analog organization. He was also a VP of the Embedded Processing organization, leading the wirele...
    Knorr-Bremse CEO Bernd Eulitz resigns
    Knorr-Bremse CEO and chairman of the executive board Bernd Eulitz has resigned from his post with effect from 31 August 2020, according to a company press release on 13 August. This was decided unanimously by the supervisory board in its meeting. The supervisory board has initiated the search f...
    Thomas A. Burke steps down as Modine’s president and CEO
    Thomas A. Burke has stepped down as president and CEO and as a member of Modine's Board of Directors, effective immediately, the company said in a press release on 4 August. Modine Manufacturing is a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions. The company has launche...
    Bridgestone Americas appoints Charlie Rule new president of Latin America Operations
    Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has appointed Charlie Rule, formerly VP of Operations, Latin America, as president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA), according to a company press release on 3 August. The appointment is effective 1 August. Rule succeeds Joseph Saoud for the com...
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