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    The case for OEM-made operating systems in the age of software-driven vehicles
    By combining vehicle domains with the cloud and internet of things (IoT), future software architecture will have a common hardware layer at the vehicle level, a common middleware layer in the software level, and an operating system that will add different features in a scalable way. To sustain futur...
    Chip supply constraints will likely persist until third quarter 2021
    The semiconductor shortage crisis has hit the automotive industry at a time when the sector started to experience a moderate recovery in production levels following a pandemic-inflicted slowdown. The ramp up in demand of chips from the automotive industry started when the supply lines were already s...
    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 ...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Lumax Auto Technologies appoints Vikas Marwah as CEO
    India auto components supplier Lumax Auto Technologies has appointed Vikas Marwah as its new CEO, effective 2 May, according to a company filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange on 2 May. Significance: Marwah joined Lumax as executive VP and chief strategy officer in May 2018, wherein he was respon...
    Gentherm appoints Matt Fisch as new SVP and CTO
    Gentherm has announced the appointment of Matt Fisch as the senior vice president (SVP) and chief technology officer (CTO), a company press release on 10 March read. He will join the company on 6 April 2020. Fisch will ideate Gentherm’s technology strategy, product engineering, research an...
    Gentherm’s chairman Francois J. Castaing to retire
    Gentherm’s chairman Francois J. Castaing has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire at the end of his current term, according to a company press release on 21 January 2020. Castaing further informed that he will not be standing for re-election at the company’s ann...
    Marelli appoints Dr. Jan Becker to advisory board
    Marelli has appointed Dr. Jan Becker as an expert to its external advisory board, the company said in a press release on 20 December. Becker has more than two decades of experience in vehicle automation. He founded Apex.AI in 2017, which offers safe and certified software for autonomous mobility, an...
    Dana CEO takes on additional role of Chairman of the Board
    Dana’s board of directors has elected the company's president and CEO, James K. Kamsickas, to the additional post of chairman of the board, according to a company press release on 16 December. Kamsickas has more than 30 years of experience in the mobility business, spanning the light-vehicle, c...
    MANN+HUMMEL appoints Kurk Wilks as new president and CEO
    The Supervisory Board of MANN+HUMMEL Verwaltungs GmbH has appointed Kurk Wilks as the company’s new president and CEO, according to a company press release on 11 December 2019. The appointment is effective 1 January 2020. Kurk Wilks succeeds Werner Lieberherr, who resigned in October. Kurk Wilks w...
    Sogefi appoints Mauro Fenzi as new CEO
    Sogefi has appointed Mauro Fenzi as the new CEO of the company, according to a company press release on 9 December 2019. This comes after the resignation of the current CEO Laurent Hebenstreit. Fenzi many years' international experience in the automotive sector, particularly in the field of ...
    Volkswagen appoints Dirk Große-Loheide as new board member for procurement at VW Passenger Cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has appointed Dirk Große-Loheide as its new head of procurement of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective 1 October, the automaker announced on 1 October. Große-Loheide succeeds Dr. Stefan Sommer, who was previously in charge of this brand function, in addition to h...
    Brose appoints Raymond Mutz as head of Drives business division
    Brose has appointed Raymond Mutz as executive vice president of its Drives business division, effective 1 September 2019, according to a company press release on 6 September. He succeeds Patrick Popp, who is leaving the company effective 30 September 2019. Mutz has been working with the Brose Gro...
    Rheinmetall’s Automotive CEO Horst Binnig to retire
    Rheinmetall Automotive’s chairman of the Executive Board and Automotive CEO Horst Binning will retire from the group by the end of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 24 July.  Following the implementation of a succession plan with a smooth transition of leadership duties, he wi...
    Gentherm appoints Thomas Stocker SVP and GM of Automotive Climate and Comfort business
    Gentherm has appointed Thomas Stocker as senior vice president and general manager of its Automotive Climate and Comfort business, the company announced in a press release on 8 July. The appointment will be effective from 1 September 2019. Stocker will lead the Company’s core automotive global bus...
    Erwin Doll steps down as vice chairman of Röchling Group and head of Automotive division
    Erwin Doll has stepped down as vice chairman of the executive board of the Röchling Group and head of the Automotive division with immediate effect owing to strategic differences regarding the future direction of the division, according to a company press release on 20 May. Hanns-Peter Knaebel...
    Autoneum appoints Greg Sibley as new head of Business Group North America
    Autoneum has appointed Greg Sibley as new head of Business Group North America and member of its Group Executive Board, the Switzerland based company said in a press release on 30 April. Sibley will start as deputy head of Business Group North America from 15 May and will take over as its head after...
    Grammer appoints Thorsten Seehars as new CEO
    The Supervisory Board of Grammer has appointed Thorsten Seehars as the new CEO of the company, effective 1 August 2019 for a term of three years, according to a press release on 25 April. Seehars succeeds Hartmut Müller, who resigned from the post on 31 December 2018. Seehars is currently a member ...
    BorgWarner appoints Kevin A. Nowlan as new CFO
    BorgWarner has appointed Kevin A. Nowlan as the executive vice president and the new chief financial officer (CFO), the company announced in a press release on 19 March. The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2019. Most recently, Nowlan served as senior vice president and CFO at Me...
    Calsonic Kansei appoints Dr. Detlef Juerss as chief technology & engineering officer
    Calsonic Kansei has appointed Dr Detlef Juerss as chief technology & engineering officer (CTEO), the company announced in a press release on 15 March. Dr. Juerss will also serve as the chief commercial officer (Non-Japan) and global sales co-leader. Dr. Juerss will report directly to Beda Bolzen...
    Denso announces changes in senior management in North America
    Denso has announced several changes in its senior management team in North America, effective 1 April 2019, according to a company’s press release on 7 March. The Japanese supplier has appointed Shinichi Nakamizo as executive officer of Denso’s North American Manufacturing. Steve Milam will serv...
    Denso announces new executive structure, changes in management
    Denso has announced changes in its executive management structure and personnel, the company said in a press release on 18 February. The Japanese supplier has reduced the number of members on its board of directors and delegated authority to execute with a goal to further improve operating efficienc...
    Denso realigns organizational structure in North America
    Denso has realigned its organizational structure in North America to accelerate and strengthen business execution, research and development (R&D) and strategic collaboration, the company said in a press release on 24 January. The Japanese supplier has announced certain organizational changes at ...
    Denso announces organizational and senior executive changes
    Denso has announced certain organizational changes for enhancing competitiveness, according to a press release by the Japanese supplier on 27 December. The company will reorganize its Mobility Systems Function Unit and establish Mobility System Planning Division and Mobility System R&D Division....
    Hanon Systems appoints Jeong Won Son as president and CEO
    Hanon Systems has appointed Jeong Won Son as its new president and CEO, the company announced in a press release on 17 December. Son will succeed In-Young Lee, who has been the representative executive officer and CEO of Hanon since July 2015. Lee will retire from his role at the end of 2018 and con...
    Gentherm appoints Matteo Anversa as executive VP and CFO
    Gentherm has appointed Matteo Anversa as the new executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer, the company announced in a press release on 12 December. Anversa will lead all of Gentherm’s financial and IT operations globally, and he will report to Phil Eyler, Gentherm’s ...
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Firas Abi-Nassif as chairman
    Kongsberg Automotive has appointed Firas Abi-Nassif as the company’s new chairman, according to a company press release on 11 December. The company’s board of directors elected Abi-Nassif as its chairman with a strong majority of 94%. Abi-Nassif is a co-founder of Teleios Capital Partners (Telei...
    Calsonic Kansei appoints Christoph Hobo as CFO
    Calsonic Kansei has appointed Christoph Hobo as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 January, the company said in a press release on 11 December. Hobo will replace the company’s current executive vice-president and CFO Seiichi Kakizawa, who has been appointed chief human resources office...
    Röchling Group announces resignation of CFO Steffen Rowold
    Steffen Rowold has resigned as chief financial officer (CFO) of Röchling Group, according to a press release on 30 November. Hanns-Peter Knaebel, who is currently serving as CEO of the Röchling Group, will become interim CFO. “We are confident that we will introduce his successor at the end of t...
    MANN+HUMMEL appoints Nic Zerbst as president, chief operations officer
    MANN+HUMMEL has appointed Nic Zerbst as president and chief operations officer (COO), and member of the MANN+HUMMEL Group management, the company announced in a press release on 23 November. The appointment will be effective from 1 February 2019. Zerbst will succeed Hansjörg Herrmann, who is resign...
    Gentherm appoints Mark A. Potesta as senior vice-president and CTO
    Gentherm has appointed Mark A. Potesta as senior vice-president and chief technology officer (CTO), effective today, the US-based thermal management technologies supplier announced last week. As CTO, Potesta will lead technology strategy of Gentherm to deliver advanced thermal solutions for both aut...
    BorgWarner appoints Thomas J. McGill interim CFO
    BorgWarner has appointed Thomas J. McGill as the interim chief financial officer (CFO), the company announced in a press release on 19 October. The appointment will be effective from 1 January 2019. McGill succeeds Ronald T. Hundzinski who is retiring from BorgWarner at the end of 2018. BorgWarner s...
    Modine appoints Scott Bowser vice president, COO
    Modine has appointed Scott Bowser as vice president and chief operating officer (COO), the company announced in a press release on 26 September. The appointment will be effective from 1 January 2019.  As vice president and COO, Bowser will be responsible for leading Modine's Global Operations a...
    Calsonic Kansei appoints Andy Koehler as chief procurement officer
    Calsonic Kansei has appointed Andy Koehler as its chief procurement officer, effective 1 September, the Japan-based automotive supplier said in a press release yesterday. Koehler will be based in Japan and will report directly to the company's CEO, Beda Bolzenius. As chief procurement officer, Koehl...
    Denso appoints new heads of China, Europe operations
    Denso has announced certain changes in responsibilities of its senior executive team, effective today (1 August), the Japanese supplier said in a press release on Tuesday (31 July). The company has appointed Sadahiro Usui new head of its China business. Usui, a senior executive director, most recent...
    Webasto appoints Franz-Josef Kortüm new chairman
    Webasto has appointed Franz-Josef Kortüm as chairman of the company’s supervisory board, effective 26 July, according to a press release. He succeeds Werner Baier, who served as chairman since 1995. Kortüm joined Webasto in 1994 as a member of the board. Later, he was appointed as chairman of...
    BorgWarner appoints Frederic Lissalde as CEO
    BorgWarner has promoted Frederic Lissalde as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO), the company announced in a press release on 7 June. The appointment will be effective from 1 August 2018. Lissalde succeeds James R Verrier who will step down as president and CEO by the end of next mon...
    Lumax Industries appoints DK Jain as chairman emeritus
    India-based auto parts supplier Lumax Industries has appointed DK Jain as chairman emeritus and chief mentor to the board, effective 1 April 2018, according to a company press release yesterday (4 April). DK Jain previously served as chairman of the board and has over 50 years’ experience in opera...
    ElringKlinger appoints Reiner Drews as COO
    ElringKlinger has appointed Reiner Drews as the new chief operating officer (COO), the company announced in a press release on 23 March. The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2018. Drews succeeds Theo Becker, who will now head a newly formed dedicated management board function for electr...
    WABCO appoints Dr. Christian Brenneke as new CTO
    WABCO has appointed Dr. Christian Brenneke as the new chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced in a press release on 20 March. Dr. Brenneke succeeds Dr. Christian Wiehen, who retired in 2017. Dr. Brenneke has also been appointed an executive officer of the company. Dr. Brenneke has b...
    Calsonic Kansei appoints Beda Bolzenius as new CEO
    Calsonic Kansei has appointed Beda Bolzenius as its new CEO, the company announced in a press release on 5 March. The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2018. Bolzenius succeeds current CEO, Hiroshi Moriya, who will now serve as chairman of Calsonic Kansei. Both Bolzenius and Moriya will be ...
    Brose appoints Patrick Popp head of electrical drives business
    Brose has appointed Patrick Popp as head of its Electrical Drives business division, effective 1 February, according to a company press release. Popp replaced Reinhard Kretschmer, who will leave the company at the end of this year upon his retirement. In his new role, Popp is responsible for global ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    Modine appoints Matt McBurney vice-president of Strategic Planning & Business Development
    Modine Manufacturing has appointed Matt McBurney vice-president of Strategic Planning and Business Development, the US-based thermal management specialist said in a press release on 2 February. As vice-president of Strategic Planning and Business Development, a newly created position, McBurney will ...
    Modine appoints Joel Casterton vice president, vehicular thermal solutions
    Modine Manufacturing has appointed Joel Casterton as vice president, Vehicular Thermal Solutions (VTS), the US-based company said in a press release on 31 January. Casterton will replace the current head of VTS segment, Holger Schweb, who decided to resign from the company in December 2017. Sch...
    Mahle appoints Jörg Stratmann as new CEO
    Mahle has appointed Jörg Stratmann as new chairman and CEO, effective 1 February, the company announced in a press release yesterday (31 January). Stratmann replaces Wolf-Henning Scheider, who has resigned from the post to become CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen. “This quick transition was made much eas...
    Faurecia appoints François Tardif executive vice-president of Faurecia China
    Faurecia has appointed François Tardif as executive vice-president of Faurecia China, the company announced in a press release on 3 January. Tardif replaces Jean-Michel Vallin who is retiring. The appointment is effective from 1 January 2018. Tardif joined Faurecia in 2012 and initially served a...
    Toyoda Gosei announces organizational, personnel changes
    Toyoda Gosei has announced certain organizational and personnel changes, effective 1 January 2018, according to a company press release yesterday. The Japanese company has established a new ‘Technical Planning Division’ to accelerate product and technical planning for creation of new products...
    Modine's vice president for ‘Vehicular Thermal Solutions’ Holger Schwab resigns
    Holger Schwab, vice president of the Vehicular Thermal Solutions (VTS) business segment has resigned from the company, Modine Manufacturing announced in a press release on 21 December. Schwab will continue in the position until the end of this fiscal year – 31 March 2018. Schwab is moving to anoth...
    BorgWarner appoints Frédéric Lissalde as new COO
    BorgWarner has appointed Frédéric Lissalde as the new chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president, the company announced in a press release on 15 December. The appointment will be effective from 1 January 2018. Lissalde will report to James Verrier, president and CEO of Magna. Mo...
    Brose appoints Kurt Sauernheimer new CEO
    Brose has appointed Kurt Sauernheimer as CEO, effective 1 January 2018, according to a company press release. Sauernheimer will replace Jürgen Otto, who has been CEO for the past twelve years.  Sauernheimer joined Brose in 1987 as a sales engineer and project manager. He held various leadershi...
    Gentherm appoints Phillip Eyler as president, CEO
    Gentherm has appointed Phillip Eyler as its new president and CEO, the company announced in a press release on 3 October. The appointment will be effective from 4 December 2017. Eyler will also join Gentherm’s board of directors. Eyler is replacing Daniel R. Coker who has announced retirement. ...
    UGN names Emmanuel Reymond as VP of product development
    UGN Inc., a producer of acoustic, interior trim and thermal management products, has appointed Emmanuel Reymond as vice-president of product development, according to a company press release.  Prior to his new role, Reymond served as product engineering manager for UGN. In his new role, and in ...
    Eberspeacher announces changes in senior management
    Eberspeacher has announced changes in its senior management. According to a company's press release, the Germany-based supplier has appointed Dr. Jörg Schernikau as chief operating officer (COO) of both the Climate Control Systems and the Automotive Controls Divisions. Schernikau succeeds Dr. Dirk ...
    Gentherm President and CEO Daniel R. Coker to retire
    Gentherm’s President and CEO Daniel R. Coker will retire from the company and begin a planned leadership transition over the next several months, the thermal management technology supplier announced in a press release on 28 June. Coker will continue to serve in his current position until his succe...
    Management Changes (Issue 5, 2017)
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has appointed Tolga Oal as senior vice-president of AAM Corporate. In addition to new role, however, Oal will continue his current position as president of AAM North America and will remain in charge of managing AAM’s driveline business in North America. ...
    Management Changes (Issue 4, 2017)
    Air International Thermal has appointed Rejie Samuel as its new CEO. Samuel succeeds Todd Sheppelman, who has resigned from the company. Samuel, who is currently serving as the chief operating officer of the company, has over 25 years of leadership and industry experience. Arconic has announced t...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2017
    NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month.    SOFTWARE On March 13, 2017 Intel announced its acquisition of Mobileye, perhaps the most significant M&A event to date in the autonomous driving sector with significant impact over the next d...
    Faurecia appoints Michel de Rosen as chairman of the board
    France-based auto component maker Faurecia has appointed Michel de Rosen as new chairman of its board, the company announced in a press release on 11 April. The appointment will be effective from 30 May 2017. Rosen succeeds Yann Delabrière, who will step down as chairman and member of the board. De...
    Management Changes (Issue 3, 2017)
    Akebono Brake Industry has announced certain personnel changes, effective 1 April 2017, according to a company press release. The company has appointed Takeshi Saito as assistant to president and CEO. Saito will also continue his current role of senior managing executive officer and in-charge of Fri...
    Air International Thermal appoints Rejie Samuel as new CEO
    Automotive thermal management company Air International Thermal has appointed Rejie Samuel as its new CEO, the company announced in a press release on 4 April. Samuel succeeds Todd Sheppelman, who has resigned from the company. Samuel, who is currently serving as the chief operating officer of the c...
    TI Automotive appoints new VP for thermal products
    TI Automotive has appointed Andy Ridgway as the new vice president for thermal products, the company announced in a press release on 3 April. Ridgway will oversee all activities related to TI Automotive’s Global Thermal Products group, which includes heating and cooling technology for the vehicle ...
    Lorenz Zwingmann to resign from Knorr Bremse’s executive board
    Lorenz Zwingmann, executive board member responsible for finance, IT, controlling and processes at Knorr-Bremse AG, will resign from the company on completion of his contract on 31 December 2017, according to a company press release on 24 March. Zwingmann plans to complete his contractual obligation...
    Management Changes (Issue 2, 2017)
    Delphi Automotive has appointed David Paja as senior vice-president and president of Electronics and Safety (E&S) division. Paja replaces Jugal Vijayvargiya, who has resigned from the post to pursue other career opportunities. Most recently, Paja served as president of Honeywell Security & F...
    Denso announces new management structure, personnel changes
    Denso has announced new management structure and personnel changes, the Japanese supplier said in a press release yesterday (20 February). Effective 1 April 2017, Denso will reduce its number of members on the board of directors, which will now include representatives, outside directors, and executi...
    Management Changes (Issue 1, 2017)
    American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) has appointed Donald E. Wright as vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Wright will continue to lead the development and execution of AAM’s information technology strategy. Wright joined AAM in 2012 as executive director and CIO.  Pr...
    Sanden appoints Nakamura Shigeharu corporate officer in charge of automotive business
    Sanden has appointed Nakamura Shigeharu as corporate officer, in charge of automotive business, the Japanese supplier said in a press release yesterday (22 December). The appointment is effective 22 December 2016.
    Management Changes (Issue 10, 2016)
    BorgWarner has appointed Michael S. Hanley to the board of directors and also the Audit team Committee of the board of directors, the company announced in a press release on 9 November. Hanley is also a director of publicly held Shiloh Industries. In his previous assignment, Hanley served as the par...
    Gentherm announces retirement of Chairman Oscar B. Marx, III
    Thermal management technology developer Gentherm’s chairman of the board, Oscar B. Marx III, has announced his plans to retire from the company at the end of his term, according to a press release on 17 November. Marx will retire in May 2017, when the annual meeting of shareholders is held. Fra...
    BorgWarner appoints Michael S. Hanley to board of directors
    US-headquartered BorgWarner has appointed Michael S. Hanley to the board of directors and also the Audit team Committee of the board of directors, the company announced in a press release on 9 November. Hanley is also a director of publicly held Shiloh Industries. In his previous assignment, Hanl...
    Management Changes (Issue 8, 2016)
    Akebono Brake Industry has announced a slew of changes in its managerial team with effect from 1 October, promoting as many as 17 officials within the company. The company has appointed Hiroshi Idei as head of its advanced research and development (R&D) group, Toshifumi Maehara as assistant head...
    Valeo appoints James Schwyn CTO – North America
    Valeo has appointed James Schwyn as its chief technical officer (CTO) – North America, effective immediately, the company said in a press release on 11 October. The position of CTO is new for the France-based company in North America and has been created to support and further promote its growth t...
    Management Changes (Issue 7, 2016)
    Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has moved one step closer to market its self-driving car technology by hiring a former senior executive of Airbnb, Shaun Stewart. Stewart is joining Alphabet as a director of Google self-driving car project. He will help the firm to commercialise its self-driv...
    Modine announces senior management changes
    Modine Manufacturing Company has made two changes in its senior management team, in the run up to acquire Luvata HTS, the company said in a press release on 9 September. Matt McBurney will assume the newly created position of vice president – Luvata HTS Integration Lead, as part of which he wil...
    Increased supplier concentration in HVAC Module Space
    The global automotive heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) module market has been changing in the last few years. Currently, the market is dominated by five prominent players -- Denso, Mahle, Valeo, Hanon Systems and Calsonic Kansei – catering to ten major automakers. Between them, the ...
    Management Changes (Issue 6, 2016)
    Akebono has appointed Wilm Uhlenbecker as chairman of Akebono Brake Mexico.  esides the new role, Uhlenbecker will continue his responsibilities as managing executive officer and president and CEO of Akebono Brake Corporation. Apple has hired Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s auto...
    Gentherm appoints Darren A. Schumacher as president of Gentherm Technologies
    Gentherm has appointed Darren A. Schumacher as president of Gentherm Technologies, effective immediately, according to a press release on 14 July. Schumacher will continue to report directly to president and CEO of Gentherm Corp, Daniel R. Coker. In his new role, Schumacher will continue to lead the...
    Kongsberg Automotive CFO Trond Stabekk to leave company
    Kongsberg Automotive’s chief financial officer (CFO) Trond Stabekk has stepped down from his post as he has a new position outside the company, says a company press release. Trond Stabekk has been CFO of Kongsberg Automotive since February 2006. Kongsberg has initiated the process to fill this pos...
    Dow and DuPont announce senior leadership appointments for DowDuPont
    Dow Chemical and DuPont, which agreed to merge their businesses in December 2015, have announced appointments for the senior leadership team of the merged company DowDuPont, according to a company press release yesterday. As earlier announced, Anderw N Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow, will become e...
    Hyundai Mobis appoints new CEO
    The Hyundai Group has appointed Lim Young-deuk, executive vice-president of Hyundai Motor's international plant support division, as the new CEO of Hyundai Mobis, effective today (19 May), according to a report by the Korea Herald. He succeeds Chung Myung-chul, who has now become an advisor to Hyund...
    ThyssenKrupp reorganises management structures of some business units
    Germany-based diversified supplier ThyssenKrupp is reorganizing management structure at some of its business units. The company has also announced several changes in the group’s leadership teams, according to a company press release last week (13 May 2016).       ...
    Denso appoints Kenichiro Ito as CEO of Denso International America
    Denso has appointed Kenichiro Ito as head of North America, Denso International America, Inc., according to a company press release.  Ito will also be chairman of Denso’s North American board of directors, and will be based at the company’s suburban Detroit headquarters. Prior to new role, ...
    Continental’s Q1 sales up 3% y/y to USD11.1 billion, appoints new head Business Region Asia-Pacific Truck Tire
    Continental has reported a 3% year-over-year (y/y) increase in net sales to EUR9.85 billion (USD11.1 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 March 2016, the company said in a press release last week (29 April). Negative exchange rate effects reduced the company’s sales growth by 2.1%. Continental ...
    Bridgestone supplies Ecopia tires for Honda Clarity FCV, announces management changes
    Bridgestone is supplying its Ecopia brand of tires for the new Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the company said in a press release. The new FCV from Honda features Ecopia EP160 tire as standard fitment. According to Bridgestone, the Ecopia EP160 tires, which come in size of 235/45R1894W, are ...
    Hyundai Mobis appoints new directors for technical centres in US and Germany
    Hyundai Mobis has appointed David Agnew as director of advanced technologies at Hyundai Mobis Technical Center in North America (MTCA), according to a report by the Manila Bulletin. Prior to this, Agnew had been on Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) board of directors s...
    Faurecia separates post of chairman and CEO, appoints Patric Koller as new CEO
    Faurecia’s board of directors has decided to separate the functions of chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 July, the company said in a press release. Under the plan, the company’s current chairman and CEO, Yann Delabrière, will relinquish the responsibilities of...
    Visteon appoints William Robertson as interim chief financial officer
    Visteon Corporation has appointed William M. Robertson, who is currently the company’s vice-president and corporate controller, as interim chief financial officer (CFO) effective 31 March 2016, according to a company press release on 31 March. Robertson has been with Visteon since 2000 and wil...
    Novelis appoints Sachin Satpute as senior VP, and president of Novelis Asia
    Novelis has appointed Sachin Satpute as senior vice-president, and president, Asia, effective 1 June 2016, said a company press release. Satpute will be based in Seoul, South Korea, and report directly to Steve Fisher, Novelis’s president and CEO. He succeeds Shashi Maudgal, who retires after 15 y...
    Visteon appoints Markus Schupfner as chief technology officer
    Visteon has appointed Markus Schupfner as chief technology officer, effective 1 April 2016, according to a company press release. Schupfner will lead advanced technology development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, along with product management of all Visteon prod...
    Management Changes (Issue 2, 2016)
    Akebono Brake has appointed Masami Nagasaki as president of Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and president of A&M Casting (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Currently Nagasaki is the assistant head of the Global Purchasing division. Additionally, Keiichi Oka will assume the role of senior manager of Corporate...
    Johnson Controls appoints Trent Nevill vice-president, president of Asia-Pacific
    Johnson Controls has appointed Trent Nevill vice-president, president of Asia-Pacific operations, effective immediately, says a company press release. In his new role, Nevill is responsible for driving enterprise leadership, strategy, fast-paced growth and functional management for all of Johnson Co...
    Novelis appoints Michael Hahne as VP & GM automotive in Europe
    Novelis has appointed Michael Hahne as vice-president (VP) and general manager (GM) Automotive in Europe, effective 1 April, says a company press release. Hahne, presently vice-president and general manager Can in Europe, will succeed Pierre Labat, who has been appointed as vice-president, sales and...
    Dana appoints Jonathan Collins as chief financial officer
    Dana Holding Corporation has appointed Jonathan Collins as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), says a company press release. Collins will succeed interim chief financial officer, Rodney Filcek. "We are pleased to have someone of Jonathan's calibre joining the Dana team.  He...
    thyssenkrupp India appoints Ravi Kirpalani as CEO
    German supplier thyssenkrupp has appointed Ravi Kirpalani as new CEO of its India business, according to a company’s press release. Kirpalani will join the company on 14 March and later take charge as the CEO of the regional headquarters of thyssenkrupp India, effective 1 July. He will succeed Dr....
    Delphi appoints Joseph R. Massaro as CFO
    Delphi has appointed Joseph R. Massaro as new chief financial officer (CFO) and senior vice-president, says a company press release. Massaro will succeed Mark Murphy, who is resigning from the company to pursue other opportunities. “Joe [Massaro] has been a significant contributor to Delphi’s su...
    JCI auto division president leaving company – report
    JCI’s vice president and president of the Automotive Experience division, Dr. Beda Bolzenius, will leave JCI as of 31 March 2016, according to a company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made by JCI on 17 February 2016. The division is responsible for JCI’s automotive s...
    Bridgestone announces changes in management team; recalls certain commercial truck tires
    Bridgestone has made changes in its senior management team, according to a press release on 29 January. The company has named Koji Kajiwara as the vice-president and officer seconded to Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd and chairman and president of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd. The...
    Novelis creates two new executive positions in sales and marketing
    Novelis has created two executive positions in sales and marketing in the company, said a company press release. The two new positions, vice-president of sales and marketing Global Can, and vice-president of sales and marketing Global Automotive, will take effect on 1 April 2016. "As our can and aut...
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