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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
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    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...
    Rimac appoints Chris Porritt as new CTO
    Rimac Automobili has appointed Chris Porritt as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), according to a company press release on 23 July. Porritt will report directly to founder and CEO, Mate Rimac, with focus on future Rimac projects. Significance: Porritt has more...
    Schaeffler appoints Klaus Patzak as CFO
    Schaeffler has appointed Dr. Klaus Patzak as its new CFO and a member of the Board of Managing Directors, effective 1 August 2020, according to a company press release. In his new position, Dr. Patzak’s will oversee the Finance and IT functions. He will succeed Dietmar Heinrich, who will leav...
    Volkswagen appoints Dirk Hilgenberg as CEO for its Car.Software organization
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced that Dirk Hilgenberg will be appointed as the chief executive officer of its Car.Software unit, according to the company's press release on 15 July. Hilgenberg is a former senior vice-president, manufacturing engineering at BMW Group. Christian Senger had headed th...
    Eaton appoints Scott Adams as president of eMobility segment
    Power management company Eaton has appointed Scott Adams as president of eMobility segment. In this new role, he will be based in Southfield, Michigan, and report directly to João Faria, president, Vehicle Group, Eaton. Adams is responsible for leading all aspects of the business to achieve Eaton...
    Nomoko elects Michel Demaré as Chairman
    Nomoko has announced the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors following the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders on July 8. According to a press release issued by Nomoko on 13 July, the company’s shareholders have elected Elian Kool, Philip Loewen and Michel Demaré. ...
    Tenneco appoints Kevin Baird as COO
    American automotive components manufacturer Tenneco has announced that Kevin Baird will be taking over as the chief operating officer (COO) of the company. In a statement issued by Tenneco on 10 July, the company stated that its board of directors has confirmed the appointment, and Baird w...
    Superior Industries’ CFO Matti Masanovich resigns
    Matti Masanovich has resigned from the post of executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Superior Industries International, Inc., effective 6 August 2020, the supplier of aluminum wheels for OEMs and the European aftermarket announced in a press release on 9 July. Masanovich...
    Tenneco appoints Matti Masanovich as CFO
    Tenneco has appointed Matti Masanovich as the company’s new CFO, according to a press release on 9 July 2020. The appointment is effective 10 August 2020. Masanovich will succeed interim CFO Ken Trammell. Significance: Masanovich has more than a quarter-century of global experience in roles wit...
    Frank Petznick to head Continental’s ADAS unit
    Continental has appointed Frank Petznick as head of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit, the German supplier announced in a press release on 3 July 2020. Petznick will also become a member of the Management Board of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area. He brings ...
    Johnson Matthey CFO Anna Manz resigns
    Johnson Matthey’s CFO Anna Manz has decided to leave the company after almost four years, according to a company press release on 25 June. Manz will join London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) as CFO and a member of the board of LSEG plc. Manz is to step down from the board on 20 November 2020...
    Cooper Standard announces changes in global senior leadership team
    Cooper Standard has announced certain changes to its global leadership team, effective 1 August, according to a company press release on 23 June 2020. The company has appointed Patrick R. Clark as senior vice president and chief global manufacturing officer. He will replace Hans O. Helmrich, who is ...
    Pirelli’s board nominates Marco Tronchetti Provera as executive vice chairman and CEO
    The Board of Directors of Pirelli & C. SpA has nominated Marco Tronchetti Provera as executive vice chairman and CEO, according to a company press release on 22 June 2020. The new board was nominated during an 18 June shareholders meeting, which proposed to reinstate Marco Tronchetti Provera as ...
    BASF appoints Dr. Kurt Bock as new chairman
    The Supervisory Board of BASF has appointed Dr. Kurt Bock as the new chairman, according to a company press release on 18 June 2020. Bock had previously been elected to the supervisory board of BASF by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as a shareholder representative. The term runs until the end of...
    Benteler appoints new Chief Restructuring Officer to drive business transformation
    Metal processing specialist, the Benteler Group, has announced the appointment of Dr. Arno Haselhorst as its Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO). According to a press statement issued by Benteler on 19 June, the company has stated that Dr. Haselhorst will be the fourth member of the company’s Execut...
    STMicroelectronics appoints Maurizio Tamagnini as chairman
    STMicroelectronics at its annual general meeting on 17 June, appointed Maurizio Tamagnini as the new chairman and Nicolas Dufourcq as the vice chairman of the supervisory board. Both the appointments are for a three-year period. STMicroelectronics also announced the appointment of Ana de Pro Gonzalo...
    Hankook Tire America appoints Curtis Brison as VP of Sales
    South Korean tiremaker Hankook Tire has appointed Curtis Brison as vice president of Hankook Tire America's US Passenger Car and Light Truck (PCLT) Sales, according to a company press release on 10 June 2020. The appointment is effective 1 June 2020. In this new role, he will be responsible for all ...
    Autoliv appoints Kevin Fox as president of Americas operations
    Autoliv has promoted Kevin Fox to the position of president of Americas operations and a member of Autoliv's Executive Management Team, according to a company press release on 9 June 2020. The promotion is expected to be effective 15 June upon the previously announced resignation of Daniel Garceau. ...
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance appoints Jean-François Salles global vice-president of supply chain
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has appointed Jean-François Salles as the global vice president of Supply Chain of the entity, Automotive Logistics reported on 8 June. Salles will replace Mark Sutcliffe who will become the senior vice president of the Alliance LCV business unit. Salles first ...
    Garrett Motion appoints Sean Deason CFO
    Garrett Motion, a differentiated technology provider into the automotive industry, has appointed Sean Deason as its new CFO, according to a press release on 8 June 2020. The appointment will be effective 30 June 2020, or upon the receipt of the requisite relocation work permits. Deason will assum...
    Vitesco CEO Andreas Wolf appointed to Continental’s executive board
    Andreas Wolf, the chief executive officer of Vitesco Technologies, has been appointed to the executive board of German automotive components and systems supplier Continental AG. In a press statement released by Continental on 3 June, the company has announced that the appointment of Wolf will be wit...
    Leoni’s supervisory board changes structure of board of directors
    Leoni has announced that its senior management body will be realigned effective 1 June 2020, a company press release showed on 29 May. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aldo Kamper will oversee the operational management and strategic direction and will include corporate communications and inves...
    NXP appoints Kurt Sievers as CEO
    Kurt Sievers has been announced as the CEO of NXP Semiconductors, according to a 27 May company press release. He will succeed Richard Clemmer. Sievers joined NXP in 1995 and held several positions in Marketing and Sales, Product Definition and Development, Strategy, and GM le...
    Borealis appoints Erik van Praet as VP of Innovation and Technology
    Borealis has appointed Erik van Praet as vice president of Innovation and Technology, according to a company press release on 26 May. The appointment is effective 1 April 2020. Erik van Praet succeeds Maurits van Tol, who decided to pursue his career outside of Borealis in October 2019. Sign...
    Nokian Tyres appoints Jukka Moisio as President and CEO
    Nokian Tyres has appointed Jukka Moisio as president and CEO of the company, according to a company press release on 26 May. The appointment is effective 27 May. “I am very pleased to have Jukka Moisio starting to lead Nokian Tyres”, says Jukka Hienonen, chairman of Nokian Tyres’ Board of D...
    Varroc appoints Rohit Prakash as president of Metallic Business
    Varroc Engineering Ltd has appointed Rohit Prakash as president of Metallic Business, according to a press release on 21 May. He will be report to Tarang Jain, managing director of Varroc. Rohit has also been appointed the additional/whole-time director of the company. Significance: Rohit Prakash...
    Flex appoints Mike Thoeny as president of Automotive Business Group
    Flex has appointed Mike Thoeny as president of Automotive Business Group, according to a company press release on 19 May. The appointment is effective 1 June 2020. Thoeny will report directly to Paul Humphries, president of Reliability Solutions. Thoeny will have full P&L responsibility for the ...
    Nokian Tyres appoints Christy McDaniel as head of supply chain for Americas
    Nokian Tyres has appointed Christy McDaniel as head of Supply Chain for the Americas region, according to a report by Tire Business on 14 May. In her new position, McDaniel will manage the logistics, supply chain planning, and customer service divisions. Significance: McDaniel has almost two d...
    Ashwani Maheshwari steps down as CEO of Varroc India operations
    Varroc’s Ashwani Maheshwari has resigned from the post of CEO (India business) and whole-time director due to personal reasons, according to a filing with BSE on 29 April. The company’s board has accepted his resignation and he has ceased to be the CEO and whole time director of the company with...
    Sandhar Technologies appoints Narender Kumar Dogra as interim CFO
    India-based Sandhar Technologies has promoted Narender Kumar Dogra as the interim CFO with effect from 11 May, the company said in a filing with Bombay Stock Exchange on 12 May. Dogra is currently serving as assistant vice president of the company. Significance: Dogra replaced Arvind Joshi, ...
    Bridgestone appoints Masahiro Higashi as global COO
    Japanese supplier Bridgestone has appointed Masahiro Higashi as global chief operating officer (COO), according to a company press release on 11 May. He will also continue as global chief administration officer and representative executive officer. He is concurrently responsible for Japan Tire Busin...
    Sandhar Technologies’ CFO Arvind Joshi resigns
    Sandhar Technologies' chief financial officer (CFO) Arvind Joshi has resigned from the post due to personal reasons, the company said in a filing with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 11 May. The resignation is effective 10 May. Significance: Joshi had been with Sandhar Technologies for more than 1...
    Shiloh Industries appoints Cloyd J. Abruzzo interim CEO
    Shiloh Industries, Inc., a global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, has appointed Cloyd J. Abruzzo as the company’s interim CEO effective immediately, according to a company press release on 5 May. Abruzzo, the retired CEO of Stoneridge, has over 25 years of experience ...
    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...
    Nokian Tyres appoints Adrian Kaczmarczyk as SVP of supply operations
    Nokian Tyres has appointed Adrian Kaczmarczyk as senior vice president (SVP), Supply Operations, according to a company press release on 27 April. The appointment is effective 1 November 2020. Adrian will report to the President and CEO Hille Korhonen. Nokian Tyres current SVP of Supply Operations, ...
    Lidar startup Quanergy raises additional fund, appoints new CEO
    Lidar startup Quanergy Systems, Inc., has raised additional funding to accelerate product expansion, according to a press release on 1 April. The new funding was led by several existing investors, spearheaded by long-time Quanergy partner, Rising Tide technologies. In addition, Quanergy has appoi...
    3D perception startup Sense Photonics appoints Shauna McIntyre new CEO
    Sense Photonics, a provider of lidar and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, has appointed Shauna McIntyre as its new CEO, according to a press release on 8 April 2020. McIntyre replaces co-founder Scott Burroughs, who has served as CEO since the company's inception in 2016. Burroughs will ...
    Osram appoints Kathrin Dahnke as CFO
    The supervisory board of Osram Licht AG has appointed Kathrin Dahnke as new CFO, according to a company press release on 7 April. Effective 16 April, she will be responsible for the financial business of Osram. "Kathrin Dahnke has extensive experience with medium-sized as well as listed companies...
    Toyoda Gosei appoints new chairman, president
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has appointed Naoki Miyazaki as the new chairman of the company and Toru Koyama as the new president, according to a company press release on 23 March. Miyazaki is currently serving as president, while Koyama is currently serving as executive vice president. The company said t...
    Preh appoints Dr. Stephan Weng new CEO
    Preh has appointed Dr. Stephan Weng as the new CEO of the company, effective 1 July 2020, according to a company press release on 17 March. He succeeds Christoph Hummel, who resigned for health reasons. Dr. Michael Roesnick, who moved from the supervisory board to the management of Preh GmbH in N...
    LANXESS appoints Frederique van Baarle head of High Performance Materials business
    German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has appointed Frederique van Baarle as the new head of the High Performance Materials business unit with effect from 1 June 2020, according to a press release on 11 March. Baarlen will succeed Michael Zobel, who will take over as head of the LANXESS&nb...
    Knorr-Bremse appoints Frank Markus Weber as CFO
    The Supervirsory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG has appointed Frank Markus Weber as the new CFO of the company, effective 1 August 2020, according to a company press release on 4 March. Frank Markus Weber has held various positions at Mercedes Benz AG and Daimler AG. He has extensive experience in...
    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...
    Osram CFO Ingo Bank resigns
    Osram Licht AG’s CFO Ingo Bank has resigned from the post, according to a company press release on 6 March. Bank has been appointed CFO of Austrian sensor specialist ams AG as of 1 May 2020. His term will run for three years. Osram’s CEO Olaf Berlien will also head the finance department...
    NXP Semiconductors appoints Kurt Sievers as president and CEO
    NXP Semiconductors has appointed Kurt Sievers as president and chief executive officer (CEO), says a company press release on 5 March. Sievers will replace Richard Clemmer, who has been NXP’s CEO since 2009. Clemmer will continue to be a strategic advisor. Sievers joined NXP in 1995 and he...
    Pioneer appoints Atsushi Kitamura as CFO
    Pioneer has announced that Atsushi Kitamura would be appointed a senior executive officer and will take over the responsibilities of the chief financial officer, a company press release from February showed. Kitamura began his career with Procter & Gamble Japan in 1995 before moving to TNT Ex...
    PPG appoints Tom Maziarz vice president, Automotive Refinish, Americas
    PPG has appointed Tom Maziarz as vice president, automotive refinish, Americas, effective 1 March, the company announced in a press release on 18 February. Maziarz will succeed Greg Benckart, who has announced his intention to retire, effective 1 July. Maziarz is currently serving as general mana...
    Denso announces senior management changes
    Japanese automotive powertrain components manufacturer Denso announced that it has made changes in its top management. In a press release issued by Denso on 17 February, the company stated that these changes in executive responsibility would come into effect from 1 April, 2020 onwards, after the 97t...
    Pirelli appoints Pietro Berardi CEO for North America
    Pirelli has appointed Pietro Berardi as the new CEO for the North America region, effective 1 March 2020, Tyre Press reported on 17 February. Berardi will replace Marco Crola, who will assume the role of chairman of the North America region. As the CEO of Pirelli’s North American division, Bera...
    Nidec appoints Jun Seki as new president and COO
    Nidec Corporation has appointed Jun Seki as new president and chief operating officer (COO), according to a company press release on 4 February. Seki is set to take the post effective 1 April. Seki is currently serving as special executive consultant. Prior to that, Seki was executive officer, vice-...
    Velodyne appoints Mathew Rekow as new CTO
    Velodyne Lidar Inc. has appointed Mathew Rekow as its new chief technology officer (CTO), according to a company press release on 3 February. He replaces Anand Gopalan, who was recently named Velodyne’s new CEO. Under Gopalan’s leadership alongside Hall, Velodyne brought to market a range o...
    Harman appoints Michael Mauser as president and CEO
    Samsung-owned Harman has announced the appointment of Michael Mauser as president and CEO effective from 1 April, a company press release on 3 February read. Mauser will replace Dinesh Paliwal, who will step down after almost 13 years with the company as president & CEO. Paliwal will remain as s...
    HERE appoints Petra Marita new CFO
    HERE Technologies has appointed Petra Marita Meiser as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 February 2020, according to a company press release on 15 January. Meiser replaces Peter Meier, who resigned from the post in December 2019 to take up a position at DKV Mobility Serv...
    Bridgestone appoints Gabriel Asbun Group President of Bridgestone Americas
    Bridgestone Corporation has appointed Gabriel Asbun as member of the board and group president of Americas Tire for Bridgestone Americas (BSAM), the tire-maker announced in a press release on 29 January. Asbun will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and report to Paolo Ferrari. He will succeed Higgin...
    Sensata Technologies appoints Jeffrey Cote CEO effective 1 March 2020
    Sensata Technologies has appointed Jeffrey Cote as the chief executive officer effective 1 March, the company said in a press release on 23 January. He will take over from current CEO Martha Sullivan. Cote has served in several executive roles at Sensata, with the latest being president and chief...
    Lumileds appoints Matt Roney head of automotive business unit
    Lumileds has appointed Matt Roney as president of the Automotive Business Unit, the company said in a press release on 16 January. Matt will be based at Lumileds Farmington Hills office. Matt will succeed Mircea Buzgar-Nazare, who will become the company’s senior vice president for Business Transf...
    Toshiba to appoint Masaharu Kamo as corporate senior vice president
    Toshiba Corp has appointed Masaharu Kamo as the executive officer and corporate senior vice president of the company, the Japanese firm said in a press release on 18 January. He will assume the responsibilities from 1 April. Kamo was a former partner in McKinsey & Company Inc. Japan and has h...
    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...
    Meritor appoints Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president, COO
    Meritor has appointed Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, according to a company press release on 16 January 2020. In his new role, Villavarayan will be responsible for both of Meritor's business segments, Global Truck and Aftermar...
    Hankook Tire Europe appoints Sanghoon Lee as new president
    Hankook Tire Europe has appointed Sanghoon Lee as chief operation officer (COO) and president, according to a company press release on 16 January. As head of Hankook’s European operations, Lee will be responsible for the entire operative business within the European and CIS-Region. Lee succeeded H...
    Stoneridge appoints Kevin Heigel vice president of operations
    Stoneridge Inc, a provider of electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries, has appointed Kevin Heigel as its new vice president of operations, according to a press release on 10 January. Heigel will be based at the company headquarters in Novi, Mich...
    Tenneco announces changes in leadership structure
    At the CES 2020 event, American components supplier Tenneco announced changes to its executive leadership. In a press statement released by the company on 7 January, Tenneco informed that Brian Kesseler, the company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, will take ove...
    TI Fluid Systems appoints Ron Hundzinski as CFO
    TI Fluid Systems, a major global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has appointed Ron Hundzinski as CFO. Ron succeeds Tim Knutson, who has stepped down from the position to pursue other interests outside of the company. Prior to this new role, Ron served as executive vice president,...
    Velodyne appoints Anand Gopalan as new CEO
    Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has appointed Anand Gopalan as its new CEO, the company announced in a press release on 6 January 2020. Gopalan, who previously served as Velodyne’s chief technical officer (CTO), succeeds David Hall, who will continue as full-time chairman of the board and remain actively inv...
    Soo Il Lee to take over as Hankook Tire America President
    Tire manufacturer Hankook Tire America Corporation has announced the name of its new president. In a press statement issued by the company on 3 January, Hankook Tire America named Soo Il Lee as its president, and it also stated that he will take office effective January 2020. Among other previous...
    Plastic Omnium appoints new CEOs for Intelligent Exterior Systems and Clean Energy Systems businesses
    Plastic Omnium has appointed Stéphane Noël as president and CEO of Intelligent Exterior Systems, and Christian Kopp has been appointed president and CEO of Clean Energy Systems. Both appointments are effective from 1 January 2020. Noël joined Plastic Omnium in 2012 as president and C...
    Nexteer’s president Michael P. Richardson retires
    Nexteer's president and executive board director Michael P. Richardson has announced his retirement, according to a company press release on 2 January. The company has appointed Tao Liu, who is serving as senior vice president and global chief operating officer, as the new president. Richardson b...
    Volkswagen appoints Björn Goerke as CTO of Car.Software
    The Volkswagen (VW) Group’s Car.Software organization has appointed Björn Goerke as chief technology officer (CTO), effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 18 December. In his new role, he will report to Christian Senger, VW brand board of management member wit...
    Denso announces organizational, personnel changes
    Denso has announced certain organizational and personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese company will establish the Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Division as a company-wide organization. The division will have t...
    Visteon appoints Jerome Rouquet as senior vice president, finance and CFO
    Visteon has appointed Jerome Rouquet as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO), the company announced in a press release on 19 December. The appointment is effective 21 January 2020. Rouquet will replace William R. Robertson, who has served as interim CFO since 1 Novem...
    Toyoda Gosei announces organizational, personnel changes
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced organizational and certain personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese supplier has decided to combine advanced development functions of the Research and Development (R&D) Division and the Mat...
    FEV Asia appoints Dr. Ulrich Pfahl as chairman of executive board
    FEV has appointed Dr. Ulrich Pfahl as the chairman of the executive board of FEV Asia, the company announced in a press release on 20 December. In this position, he will be responsible for the business activities of the FEV subsidiaries in Asia. Appointment is effective 1 January 2020. Dr. Pfahl suc...
    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...
    Henkel appoints Marco Swoboda as new CFO
    Henkel has appointed Marco Swoboda as new Chief Financial Officer of Henkel, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 20 December. Swoboda is currently serving as corporate senior vice president, Finance. He will succeed Carsten Knobel, who will take over the position as CEO...
    Gestamp appoints Carmen de Pablo as CFO
    Gestamp, a manufacturer of highly engineered metal components for the automotive industry, has appointed Carmen de Pablo as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Spanish company announced in a press release on 19 December. De Pablo will succeed Miguel Escrig, who will step down from...
    Bridgestone announces executive leadership changes in EMEA, India and American regions
    Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation has announced a series of changes in its executive management. According to a press release issued by the company on December 16th, these changes affect the American, Indian and EMEA regions. As part of the changes, Gordon Knapp, the Vice Chair a...
    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...
    Hella appoints new heads to lead business activities in China
    Germany-based lighting and electronics firm Hella has appointed new heads for its business activities in China, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. Hella has appointed Didier Keskas to lead its Lighting business in Asia/Pacific, and Jörg Brandscheid to lead Electronics business...
    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 ...
    Brose appoints Ulrich Schrickel new CEO effective 1 January 2020
    Brose Group has announced the appointment of Ulrich Schrickel as its new CEO, effective 1 January 2020, the company said in a press release on 3 December. Schrickel will replace Kurt Sauernheimer, who is retiring after serving the German automotive supplier for 32 years. “Ulrich Schrickel will lea...
    Pioneer appoints Shiro Yahara as CEO and president
    Pioneer has appointed Shiro Yahara as the chief executive officer (CEO), president and representative director from January 1, 2020, the company said in a press release on 2 December. He is presently the counselor. Yahara will be replacing Koichi Moriya, who is currently the representative direct...
    Autoliv appoints Fredrik Westin new CFO
    Autoliv has appointed Fredrik Westin as its executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective no later than 1 March 2020, the company said in a press release on 26 November. Westin will succeed Autoliv’s interim CFO Christian Hanke, who has decided to leave the company to pursue...
    Arne Schneider to become CEO of Elmos Semiconductor from Jan 2021
    Elmos Semiconductor has said that Arne Schneider will take over as CEO from January 2021, according to a company press release filed on 21 November. The current CEO Anton Mindl has extended his contract until the end of 2020. Schneider has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2014. ...
    Cooper Tire appoints Ben Patel as senior vice president, chief technology officer
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Ben Patel senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), according to a press release on 20 November. In his new role, Patel is responsible for product planning and development, as well as engineering and technology across all regions. H...
    Gentherm appoints Hui (Helen) Xu senior vice president of Global Electronics and managing director of Asia
    Gentherm has announced the appointment of Hui (Helen) Xu as senior vice president, general manager of Global Electronics and managing director of Asia, according to a company press release on 28 October. Xu will be responsible for the company’s global electronics business and overall growth and op...
    Schaeffler CFO Dietmar Heinrich to retire in July 2020
    Schaeffler’s chief financial officer (CFO) Dietmar Heinrich will retire on 31 July 2020, according to a company press release on 5 November. The company will announce a successor in due course. Heinrich began his professional career in October 1990 at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, where he...
    Qualcomm appoints Akash Palkhiwala as CFO
    Qualcomm has confirmed the appointment of Akash Palkhiwala as the chief financial officer and executive vice president, the company announced in a press statement on 6 November. Palkhiwala has been the company’s interim CFO since August after Dave Wise retired. Palkhiwala joined Qualcomm in 200...
    Automotive AI company Cerence appoints Prateek Kathpal as chief technology officer
    Cerence Inc has announced the appointment of Prateek Kathpal as the chief technology officer (CTO), the company said in a press release on 1 November. Kathpal will be responsible for Cerence’s technology vision, core products and product roadmaps and will also serve as head of Professional Se...
    Schaeffler India appoints Sanjeev Saxena as Automotive President
    Schaeffler India has appointed Sanjeev Saxena as the new Automotive President, according to a company press release on 23 October. In his new role, Saxena will be responsible for the Automotive business of Schaeffler in India. Operating out of the company headquarters in Pune, he will report to Hars...
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