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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Pricol appoints Priyadarsi Bastia as CFO
    Pricol has announced the appointment of Priyadarsi Bastia as chief financial officer, Autocar Professional reported on 15 June. Significance: Priyadarsi Bastia carries 22 years of corporate experience in finance, accounting, taxation, treasury, product costing, budgeting, pricing, process control...
    Covestro extends contract with CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann until 2028
    Materials company Covestro has announced that Dr. Markus Steilemann will remain as CEO for a further five years, according to a press release published by the company on 10 June. Mr. Steilemann has been a member of the Covestro Board of Management since September 2015 and its CEO since June 2018. ...
    Stellantis, LG Energy Solution name battery JV as NextStar Energy
    Italian-American carmaker Stellantis and its battery partner LG Energy Solution announced on 2 June 2022 that their joint venture (JV) company will be officially called NextStar Energy Inc. The two companies also said that Danies Lee has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the new ...
    Karma Automotive appoints Nicholas David as Interior Design Director
    US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, Karma Automotive has announced the appointment of Nicholas David as director, interior design Karma automotive, according to a press release by the automaker on 27 May. Nicholas David will lead the company’s global interior design development at Karma’s desi...
    Volkswagen announces top leadership for its EV battery business
    The Volkswagen Group has appointed a six-member executive board to manage the newly established independent European company, Société Européenne, to overlook electric vehicle (EV) battery production and ecosystem, the carmaker announced on 20 May 2022. With an aim to quickly and comprehensivel...
    ZKW Group appoints Dr. Wilhelm Steger as CEO
    Austria-based ZKW Group has appointed Dr. Wilhelm Steger as the new CEO, according to a press release published by the company on 18 May.  Dr. Steger until recently served as a senior management consultant in the automotive industry and in the private equity business area.   Dr. Steger,...
    Grupo Antolin appoints Ramón Sotomayor as CEO
    Grupo Antolin has announced that it appointed Ramón Sotomayor Jauregui as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), according to a press release published by the company on 17 May. Sotomayor, has been tasked with updating the company's business plan to establish the group as a global provider of techn...
    CEO Thorsten Seehars to leave Grammer AG at the end of May 2022
    Grammer AG has announced via press release on 16 May that CEO Thorsten Seehars will leave the group at the end of May 2022. According to the company, the chairman of the board and the supervisory board had mutually agreed to end their term of office on 31 May 2022. Mr. Seehars' responsibilities will...
    Stellantis appoints Maxime Picat as head of purchasing and supply chain
    Stellantis has appointed Maxime Picat as its new Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, it said in a press release on 11 May. Maxime Picat’s appointment comes at a vital time when the automotive industry is going through a rapid transformation. His analytical skills and trusted relations with ...
    Cerence appoints Tom Beaudoin as CFO and executive vice president
    Cerence has appointed Tom Beaudoin as its new executive vice president and CFO, it said in a press release on 6 May. Beaudoin replaces Marc Montagner, who has tendered his resignation. Beaudoin has been on Cerence’s board since October 2019. He is the former CFO and chief transformation officer of...
    Dagmar Steinert to join as Group CFO at Rheinmetall from January 2023
    Rheinmetall has announced that Dagmar Steinert will succeed Helmut P. Merch as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Rheinmetall from 1 January 2023, a company press release dated 3 May read. Steinert is currently a board member of Fuchs Petrolub, responsible for commercial and legal operations. ...
    Solid-state battery startup ProLogium appoints Renault-Nissan veteran Gilles Normand
    Taiwan-based solid-state battery startup ProLogium Technology has appointed Gilles Normand as the Executive Vice President – International Development, effective immediately, the company said on 22 March 2022. Normand, who will report directly to the CEO and founder Vincent Yang, has worked with R...
    FREYR Battery appoints Andreas Bentzen as Executive Vice President Technology
    Norwegian lithium-on battery maker FREYR Battery has appointed Andreas Bentzen as its Executive Vice President – Technology, the company announced on 22 April 2022. Bentzen, who is slated to join the company in his new role from 1 September 2022, has previously served as the co-founder and chief t...
    Stellantis appoints Jean-Michel Billig as CTO for hydrogen fuel cell development
    Stellantis has announced the appointment of Jean-Michel Billig as chief technology officer (CTO) for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development, effective 27 June 2022 and Opel Brand CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz for piloting commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, according to a press release publish...
    MAHLE Chairman and CEO Matthias Arleth departs the company
    German supplier of powertrain and thermal components MAHLE announced on 15 April 2022 that the company and its current chairman of the management board and chief executive officer Matthias Arleth have mutually decided to terminate the contract. As a result, Arleth, 54, will leave the company by the ...
    Cooper Standard appoints Shannon B. Quinn to VP, chief commercial and strategy officer
    Cooper Standard announced the appointment of Shannon B. Quinn to vice president, chief commercial and strategy officer, according to a press release published by the company on 11 April. Quinn will undertake the responsibilities for global commercial group and corporate strategy. The new role also e...
    REE appoints ex-Tesla operations executive Josh Tech as new COO
    Israeli automotive tech company REE Automotive announced via press release on 5 April that it had appointed ex-Tesla Head of the New Product/Manufacturing Introduction group, Josh Tech, as the new COO. According to the press release, the new COO brings over 23 years of experience in complex produ...
    EV charging equipment maker Tritium appoints Glen Casey as COO
    Tritium has announced the appointment Glen Casey as chief operating officer (COO), it said in a press release on 7 March. Casey had been serving as Tritium’s interim director of global operations since May 2021. Before Tritium, Casey held senior leadership roles in Philips, Imperial Chemical Indus...
    Battery startup InoBat Auto plans its third Gigafactory in Western Europe
    EV battery technology startup InoBat Auto announced on 25 March that it plans to set up its third Gigafactory in Western Europe to support its customer order book. The company said that it is evaluating potential sites for its third Gigafactory in European Union as well as in the UK as it plans...
    AI semiconductor firm Ambarella appoints Brian C. White as CFO
    Ambarella, an artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor firm will appoint Brian C. White as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after filing its fiscal year 2022 Annual Report, the company announced in an official press release on 28 March 2022. The filing of fiscal year 2022 Annual Report is est...
    Advent Technologies appoints Hechem Nadjar as VP of Business Development, Europe
    Advent Technologies Holdings appoints Hechem Nadjar as VP of Business Development, to lead business development and sales across Europe, according to a press release published by the company on 15 March. Chris Kaskavelis, chief marketing officer at Advent Technologies, said “Hechem’s appointm...
    Cerence appoints Marc Montagner as CFO
    Cerence has appointed Marc Montagner as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 4 April, the company said in a press release on 14 March. Montagner will report to Stefan Ortmanns, CEO of Cerence. “After a rigorous search process, I’m excited to welcome Marc to Cerence. His impressive ...
    EV maker Rivian appoints Magna Steyr’s Frank Klein as COO
    EV maker Rivian Automotive, Inc. has appointed Frank Klein as chief operations officer, effective 1 June 2022, the company said on 14 March 2022. Klein will join Rivian from the Austria-based automotive contract manufacturer Magna Steyr, where he served as the president. He will be based in Normal, ...
    Edscha Group appoints César Pontvianne de la Maza as CEO
    International automotive supplier Edscha Group has appointed César Pontvianne de la Maza as CEO, the company announced in a press release on 3 March 2022. Edscha Group said that César Pontvianne de la Maza replaces Torsten Greiner as CEO. Francisco José Riberas Mera, Executive Chairman of Gest...
    General Motors appoints Jeffrey Morrison to lead global purchasing and supply chain
    Michigan-based vehicle manufacturer General Motors has appointed Jeffrey Morrison as vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain with effect from 1 April 2022, the company announced on 3 March 2022. GM said that Morrison replaces Shilpan Amin, who was recently appointed as the company’s sen...
    Flex appoints Becky Sidelinger as president of Reliability Solutions
    Flex appoints Becky Sidelinger as President of the Reliability Solutions, according to a press release published by the company on 22 February.       Revathi Advaithi, CEO at Flex, said, "On behalf of the entire Flex team, we are excited to welcome Becky, a seasoned execu...
    LUXIT Group appoints Stephan Marin to VP of company’s tier-2 business unit
    LUXIT Group announced the appointment of Stephan Marin as Vice President for the company’s Tier 2 business division, according to a press release published by LUXIT Group on 1 March.     Stephane Vedie, CEO of LUXIT Group, said, "Stephan Marin joins us with a wealth of global exe...
    HELLA appoints Michel Favre as CEO, announces other leadership changes
    HELLA Shareholder Committee announces appointments of Michel Favre and Yves Andres as new members of the Management Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, the company said in a press release on 25 February. Michel Favre will take over as HELLA CEO on 1 July 2022, in succession to Dr. Rolf Breidenbach a...
    Trinseo appoints André Lanning to SVP and CCO
    Materials solutions provider, Trinseo appoints André Lanning to senior vice president and chief commercial officer (CCO), the company announced in a press release on 21 February. Tinseo also created another leadership position, chief technology officer (CTO).    Frank Bozich, Trinseo p...
    Magna appoints Robert F. MacLellan to chairman of board, announces other leadership changes
    Magna’s board has selected Robert F. MacLellan to succeed William L. Young following Magna’s annual meeting, according to a company press release on 11 February.   Swamy Kotagiri, Magna CEO, said, “I want to thank Bill for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the company’s...
    Cariad appoints Herbert Diess as chairman
    CARIAD has officially announced Herbert Diess as chairman of the company, according to a press release on 14 February. Diess had already taken over responsibility for software and CARIAD from Markus Duesmann as of 1 January 2022. CARIAD is the automotive software company in the Volkswagen Group. Hau...
    Specialty chemicals company Lanxess announces key appointments
    Lanxess announces three changes to the key positions with Martin Saewe to become the new head of the Group’s initiative for e-mobility and circular economy, Neelanjan Banerjee to head Lubricants Additives Business and Namitesh Roy Choudhury takes over as country head for LANXESS in India and as ma...
    ABB appoints Michael Halbherr as chairman of ABB E-mobility
    ABB has appointed Michael Halbherr as the chairman of its electric mobility division, ABB E-mobility Holding AG, the company said in an official statement released on 8 February 2022. A Swiss national, Halbherr, 57, had started his career at Boston Consulting Group and has also served as the CEO of ...
    ENGEL Group appoints Dr Gerhard Dimmler to the board as CTO
    Injection manufacturer ENGEL appoints Dr Gerhard Dimmler to the board as chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced in a press release on 2 February.   Dr Stefan Engleder, CEO, said, "Gerhard Dimmler has played a decisive role in shaping ENGEL's research and development in re...
    Flex appoints Patrick J. Ward to board of directors
    Flex announces the appointment of Patrick J. Ward to the company’s board of directors and has also been named as a member of the company’s audit committee, it said in a press release on 27 January. Michael D. Capellas, Chair of the Flex Board, said, “Pat Ward brings proven financial and exe...
    EV battery technology startup StoreDot appoints David Lee as chief science officer
    Israel-based EV battery technology startup StoreDot has appointment of Dr David Lee as chief science officer, effective immediately, the company said on 11 January 2022. Dr Lee will head StoreDot’s new US-based research and development (R&D) center and innovation hub and will report directly t...
    Valeo appoints Christophe Périllat as CEO
    Valeo has appointed Christophe Périllat as chief executive officer, it said in a press release on 26 January. Périllat will replace Jacques Aschenbroich, who will continue to act as chairman of the board of directors. Périllat joined Valeo Group in 2000 and held several management positio...
    Leoni appoints Harald Nippel as CFO
    Leoni has announced the appointment of Harald Nippel as the CFO, according to a company press release on 27 January. Nippel will take charge on 1 April 2022. Nippel served as the CFO of KraussMaffei Group since 2016. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Ixetic GmbH/Magna Powertrain and until 2010, the C...
    Visteon appoints Bunsei Kure to board of directors
    Global technology company Visteon Corporation appoints Bunsei Kure to its board of directors, the company announced in a press release on 27 January. Francis M. Scricco, chairman, board of directors, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Bunsei to our board of directors. His knowledge and...
    Nouveau Monde appoints ex-Inter Pipeline SVP Bernard Perron as new CEO
    Canadian mining company Nouveau Monde announced via press release on 10th January that it had appointed ex-Senior VP, Project Development & Operations Services, at Inter Pipeline Ltd., Bernard Perron, as its new CEO. According to the press release, the new CEO will oversee Nouveau Monde’s e...
    REE appoints ex-Magna SVP David Goldberg as new CFO
    Israeli-based manufacturer of modular platforms REE Automotive announced via press release on 6 January the appointment of finance executive David Goldberg as the company’s CFO. Goldberg joins the company from Magna International where he was the SVP of Corporate Development. According to ...
    Plastic Omnium announces Marc Perraudin as its new member to the company’s executive committee
    Plastic Omnium appoints CEO of New Energies business entity Marc Perraudin to Plastic Omnium Executive Committee as an Associate member, the company said in a press release on 24 January.   Significance: Perraudin served in Plastic Omnium New Energies since March 2020 and carries 2...
    Aptiv appoints Sophia Velastegui as chief product officer to accelerate software defined mobility
    Aptiv announces the appointment Sophia Velastegui as the company’s chief product officer, it said in a press release on 18 January. In the new role Velastegui will leverage her expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), software architecture, and product development for industry leading technology...
    LUXIT Group appoints Daniel Escamilla as VP of Purchasing
    LUXIT Group appointed veteran purchasing expert Daniel Escamilla as its vice president of Purchasing, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. Escamilla joined LUXIT with more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. LUXIT Group CEO Stephane Vedie said, "We...
    Adient appoints Tammi Dukes as VP of global sustainability
    Adient announces Tammi Dukes VP of global sustainability, the company said in a press release on 11 January.   Significance: Tammi Dukes will be based in Plymouth and joins the automotive seating company with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of audit and compliance. Tammi Dukes...
    CES 2022: EV startup Indigo Technologies introduces electric van concepts
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup founded by MIT professor and inventor Ian Hunter, Indigo Technologies has introduced two new electric vehicle concepts aimed at the rideshare and delivery market at the ongoing CES 2022 on 3 January 2022. The company said that its concept vehicles—Indigo Flow and Flow...
    Marelli appoints David Slump as CEO
    Automotive components manufacturer Marelli announced the appointment of David Slump as company CEO, in a press release on 6 January. David Slump is an industry veteran with 30 years of experience.      Beda Bolzenius said, “After a great deal of personal deliberati...
    CIE Automotive appoints Fermin Del Rio as VP
    CIE Automotive today appoints Mr. Fermin del Rio Sanz de Acedo as CIE Automotive’ new VP, the company announced in a press release on 15 December. MR. Fermin del Rio has been contributing to the growth of the company at various capacities for more than 30 years and served as a Director for CIE Aut...
    GPR appoints former Daimler Trucks North America president and CEO Roger Nielsen as advisory board member
    According to a Business Wire press release dated 21 December, GPR announced Roger Nielsen, a former president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has joined the company's advisory board. Nielsen has nearly 40 years of commercial vehicle product development, high-quality manufacturing, and ...
    Cerence appoints Stefan Ortmanns as CEO
    Cerence has appointed Stefan Ortmanns as president and CEO of the company, it said in a press release on 15 December. Ortmanns was most recently Cerence’s executive vice president and leader of its Core Products business. Ortmanns will replace Sanjay Dhawan, who has resigned from the company,...
    Autoliv appoints Sng Yih as new president of Autoliv China
    Mr. Sng Yih appointed as the new president of Autoliv China and joins the members of the Autoliv executive management team, the company announced in a press release on 16 December. Mikael Bratt, president and CEO of Autoliv said, "I am very pleased to welcome Sng Yih, who I expect will bring valu...
    Continental appoints Katja Dürrfeld as CFO
    Continental has appointed Katja Dürrfeld as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, it said in a press release on 14 December. Dürrfeld succeeds Nikolai Setzer, who assumed the role within the executive board on an interim basis. Dürrfeld will be responsible for group finance, cont...
    Volkswagen ropes in Apple’s global head of battery development Soonho Ahn
    German carmaker Volkswagen has roped in Soonho Ahn, who was until recently working as the global head of battery development at Apple Inc, the company said in an official statement on 13 December 2021. Ahn’s appointment is part of Volkswagen’s restructuring of its top deck in order to align the ...
    ZKW enhances manufacturing facility to accelerate production capacity
    ZKW’s new automated line in Wieselburg starts operation, the company announced in a press release on 10 November. Stefan Hauptmann, general plant manager for ZKW Lichtsysteme Wieselburg said, “Thanks to the new logistics center, in the future the entire flow of goods—from receipt to manufac...
    Faurecia appoints Nik Endrud as EVP for North America operations
    Faurecia announces appointment of Nik Endrud as EVP of North America it said in a press release on 15 December.     Significance: Nik Endrud as EVP will be responsible and accountable for the sustainable development of the business operations in North America joining the Faurecia E...
    MARELLI appoints David Fan to lead business in China
    Global automotive component supplier MARELLI announced on 3 December 2021 that the company has appointed David Fan as EVP and president for the China region with effect from 1 January 2022. In his new role, Fan will be responsible for leading the business of MARELLI in China, aiming to sup...
    Eissmann Automotive announces change in management
    Mr. Claus Rudolf will take on the role of Chairman of the Management Board and all responsibilities for the Eissmann Group worldwide, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. The Eissmann Group had developed into a tech integrator in the past few years and intends to grow further und...
    Cooper Standard announces leadership changes
    Cooper Standard announced on 9 December appointment of Patrick Clark as SVP, chief manufacturing and commercial officer and will take up responsibility for the commercial function and automotive profit and loss (P&L) in addition to his existing responsibility for manufacturing, Enrique Noguerole...
    Autonomous mobility startup Oxbotica appoints Gavin Jackson as CEO
    Oxbotica has appointed Gavin Jackson as its new CEO, the autonomous mobility startup said in a press release on 7 December. Gavin joins Oxbotica having previously held senior leadership positions at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The appointment is expected to help accelerate and scale the...
    Dana appoints Timothy R. Kraus as SVP and CFO
    Dana has appointed Timothy R. Kraus as SVP and CFO, it said in a press release on 1 December. Kraus succeeds Jonathan Collins. Kraus most recently served as SVP of finance and treasurer in which he was responsible for Dana's global treasury operations, such as corporate liquidity and cash and risk m...
    Varroc Lighting appoints Christian Päschel as new CEO
    Varroc Lighting Systems​ appointed Christian Päschel as CEO, the company said in a press release on 3 November. Previously Christian Päschel was a member of the Executive Board and Head of Sales leading the Automotive Lighting Division. Christian brings in more than 20 years of experience where ...
    Velodyne Lidar announces appointment of Dr. Theodore L. Tewksbury as CEO
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 4 November, Velodyne Lidar announced the appointment of Theodore “Ted” L. Tewksbury, Ph.D., as CEO, effective 10 November 2021. “We are pleased to welcome Ted to the Velodyne team. Ted’s extensive leadership experience in addition to ...
    Wejo appoints Lawrence Burns to board of directors ahead of transaction with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp.
    Wejo appoints Lawrence Burns to its Board of Director, it said in a press release on 26 October. The appointment will take affect post the business combination with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp. Lawrence D. Burns joins the Wejo’ diversified board of members that will serve critical areas in the co...
    Lidar Startup Cepton Technologies welcomes Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on October 18th, Cepton Technologies has appointed Brunno Moretti as Vice President of Product Marketing. Moretti will be based in Cepton's Detroit office and will be in charge of the company's ongoing product development to drive business grow...
    PPG appoints Vincent Robin VP of global automotive coatings
    PPG has appointed Vincent Robin as VP, Global Automotive Coatings, it said in a press release on 11 October. Robin will lead the company’s strategy focusing on commercial growth for global automotive coatings. Robin joined PPG in 1987 and moved through the organization where he held vital posit...
    Recaro Automotive appoints Nicole McElroy global VP of Product Development and Brand
    Recaro Automotive has appointed Nicole McElroy as Global VP of Product Development and Brand, it said in a press release on 11 October. Nicole’s new role will entail a wide array of responsibilities that include engagement of Global Sales, Marketing, Program Management and Product Engineering team...
    Bosch Engineering GmbH rejigs top leadership
    Automotive engineering and development service provider Bosch Engineering GmbH has restructured its top leadership team with effect from 1 October, the company said in a press release on 5 October. The company said that Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger, who will continue to serve as the president of Bos...
    Continental restructures business verticals, calls it market-oriented realignment
    German automotive component manufacturer Continental AG announced on 30 September that its Supervisory Board has approved the Group’s restructuring with a focus on market developments and customer requirements. “The Executive Board decided on the organizational changes in September 2021 in vi...
    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...
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