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    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...
    ArcelorMittal Italia appoints Lucia Morselli as chairman and CEO
    ArcelorMittal Italia has appointed Lucia Morselli as chairman of the board and CEO, effective 15 October, according to a company press release. She will replace Matthieu Jehl, who will take up new responsibilities within ArcelorMittal. Morselli is a member of the board of directors at Essilor-Lux...
    Cummins appoints Amy Adams as vice president of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies
    Cummins has appointed Amy Adams as vice president of its Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies business unit, the company said in a press release on 11 October. The company’s Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies business unit is part of its Electrified Power Segment. Adams will report to Thad Edw...
    Superior Industries appoints Andreas Meyer senior vice president, president of European operations
    Superior Industries International Inc, a supplier of aluminum wheel for OEMs and the European aftermarket, has appointed Andreas Meyer as senior vice president, president of European operations, effective 1 November 2019, according to a press release. “Andy has deep experience in operational ...
    VW India companies merge to form Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited
    Volkswagen Group India has announced the consolidation of three of its passenger car subsidiaries after securing all the required statutory and regulatory approvals. The new entity will operate under the name of Skoda Auto Volkswagen Indian Private Limited (SAVWIPL). Significance: The compan...
    Autoneum appoints Matthias Holzammer as CEO
    The board of directors of Autoneum Holding Ltd has appointed Matthias Holzammer, the former head of Business Group Europe, as CEO with immediate effect, according to a company press release on 8 October. Holzammer succeeded Martin Hirzel, who has resigned from the post. Autoneum said that Holzammer ...
    ZF’s Supervisory Board appoints Dr Martin Fischer as new member of ZF Board of Management
    ZF Friedrichshafen’s supervisory board has appointed Dr Martin Fischer as a new member of the ZF Board of Management, according to a company press release on 1 October. Fischer is expected to join the board on 1 November and will take over from Dr Franz Kleiner at the start of 2020,...
    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...
    Lear appoints Jason Cardew as CFO
    Lear Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive seating and electrical and electronic systems, has appointed Jason Cardew as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 November 2019, according to a company press release on 1 October. Cardew will report to Ray Scott, Lear’s...
    Schaeffler CTO Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer to retire
    Schaeffler has announced the retirement of its chief technology officer (CTO) and Deputy CEO Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, according to a company press release on 1 October. Prof. Gutzmer served as the CTO and deputy CEO from June 2014 onwards, prior to which he was the chief research & developm...
    Minda Corp announces resignation of CFO Sanjay Aneja
    Minda Corporation’s current chief financial officer (CFO) Sanjay Aneja has resigned from the company, effective 25 September, according to a report by ET Auto on 26 September. Minda Corp, a part of Spark Minda Group, has appointed Laxman Ramnarayan as the new CFO with effect from 26 September. ...
    Visteon announces resignation of executive vice-president and CFO Christian Garcia
    Visteon’s has announced the resignation of executive vice-president and chief financial officer Christian Garcia , according to a company press release on 25 September. Garcia will continue in his current position through 31 October. Prior to this, Garcia was at Halliburton for more than 1...
    Plastic Omnium appoints Laurent Favre as new CEO
    Plastic Omnium has appointed Laurent Favre as CEO of the company and Laurent Burelle as chairman of the group, starting 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 24 September. Most recently, Favre served as managing director at ABB, the Swiss-Swedish maker of robotics, power, h...
    Garrett Motion appoints Peter Bracke as interim CFO
    Garrett Motion has appointed Peter Bracke as interim chief financial officer (CFO), according to a press release on 6 September. He will replace Alessandro Gili, who is currently serving as senior vice president and CFO. Gili decided to leave the company, effective 30 September 2019. Most recentl...
    Johnson Matthey appoints Christian Gϋnther as CEO, Battery Materials
    Johnson Matthey (JM) has appointed Christian Gϋnther as CEO of its Battery Materials Business, effective 4 November 2019, according to a company press release on 6 September. In his new role, Christian will lead the commercialization of eLNO®, the company’s portfolio of ultra-high energy density...
    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...
    Toyo Tire appoints Kenta Kuribayashi as president of its European tire production subsidiary
    Toyo Tire has appointed Kenta Kuribayashi as president of its tire production subsidiary in Europe, according to a company press release on 29 August. Kuribayashi will continue serving as chairman and CEO of Toyo Tire RUS LLC. and president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH, as well as corporate officer, pre...
    Chassix appoints Cemal Aydogan as vice president of Operations, Americas
    Chassix has appointed Cemal Aydogan as vice-president of Operations, Americas, according to a press release on 28 August. In his new role, Aydogan will be responsible for the management and coordination of all North and South America plant operations, including 15 manufacturing facilities in the Uni...
    Bridgestone announces senior management changes
    Bridgestone has announced several global leadership changes, effective 16 September 2019, according to a press release on 23 August. The company has appointed Thomas Higgins as group president of Americas Tire of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. In addition, Bridgestone has appointed Gordon Knapp as chief...
    Bosch's Indian subsidiary appoints Dr. Bernhard Straub as chairman
    Bosch Limited, the largest Bosch subsidiary in India, has appointed Dr. Bernhard Straub as its new chairman, effective 24 August, The Press Trust of India reported on last week. Straub replaced VK Viswanathan, who resigned from the post of chairman and non-executive director earlier t...
    SEAT appoints Alfonso Sancha executive vice president of Purchasing
    Spanish carmaker SEAT has appointed Alfonso Sancha as executive vice president of Purchasing, effective 1 September, the company said in a press release on 22 August. Sancha will replace Klaus Ziegler, who has been appointed as head of Purchasing for connectivity, e-mobility, and driver assistance s...
    Cummins president and COO Rich Freeland to retire
    In a press release dated 21 August, Cummins has announced the retirement of Rich Freeland, president and chief operating officer (COO) of Cummins. Freeland will be succeeded by Tony Satterthwaite as president and COO. Satherwaite is currently the president of Distribution Business. Satterthwaite ...
    Qualcomm appoints Mark McLaughlin as chairman
    Qualcomm has appointed Mark McLaughlin as chairman of its board of directors, effective 13 August, the US based chipmaker said in a press release last week. McLaughlin replaced Jeff Henderson, who served as chairman of Qualcomm’s board for over 11 years, since March 2008. McLaughlin has been a ...
    Johnson Matthey appoints Maurits van Tol as CTO
    Johnson Mathey has appointed Maurits van Tol as the new chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced in a press release on 16 August. Maurits will also be a member of the Group Management Committee and will report directly to Robert MacLeod, CEO of Johnson Matthey. The appointment will be e...
    Dr. Jürgen Köhler resigns as CEO of SGL Carbon
    SGL Carbon has announced the resignation of its CEO Dr. Jürgen Köhler, the company said in a press release on 14 August. Köhler will leave the Germany-based carbon fiber supplier at the end of this month. Significance: SGL Carbon supplies graphite and composite materials and products for sever...
    Lear appoints Carl Esposito as president of E-System
    Lear Corporation has appointed Carl Esposito as senior vice-president and president of its E-Systems business, the US-based supplier said in a press release on 14 August. Esposito will join Lear on 3 September 2019 and report to the company’s president and CEO, Ray Scot. Esposito has more than ...
    Infineon extends contract of existing CEO Reinhard Ploss until 2022
    The supervisory board of Infineon Technologies has extended the contract of the current CEO Reinhard Ploss until the end of 2022, according to a company press release on 6 August. Ploss' existing contract was to expire on 30 September 2020. Ploss has been a member of the management board of Inf...
    Exide appoints Lou Martinez as EVP and CFO
    Exide Technologies has appointed Lou Martinez as the new executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced on 30 July. Martinez succeeds Tony Genito, who is retiring from Exide. Martinez will report to Tim Vargo, chairman, president, and CEO of Exide Technologies, and ...
    Brose appoints Ulrich Schrickel as executive vice president of Door business division
    Brose has appointed Ulrich Schrickel as the new head of its Door business division, effective 1 August, according to a company press release. Schrickel succeeded Kurt Sauernheime who was responsible for the position for 20 years and has also been the CEO of the Brose Group since 2018....
    AAM appoints Fred Solomon as vice-president of Global Procurement and Supplier Quality Engineering
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has appointed Fred Solomon as vice president of Global Procurement and Supplier Quality Engineering, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. In the new role, Solomon will be responsible for AAM’s global procurement activities including supplier ...
    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...
    Visteon appoints Aashish Bhatia president of India operations
    Visteon has appointed Aashish Bhatia as president of its India operations, Autocar Professional reported on 19 July. Bhatia will be responsible for leading the US-based supplier’s profitable growth strategy in India. Based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Bhatia will report to Matt Cole, senior vice-presi...
    Johnson Matthey appoints Joan Braca as chief executive of Clean Air Sector
    Johnson Matthey has appointed Joan Braca as the new chief executive of Clean Air Sector, the company announced in a press release on 17 July. Joan will succeed John Walker, executive director and Chief Executive of Clear Air Sector, who will retire from the company and step down from the board on 31...
    BASF appoints Carola Richter president Asia Pacific
    BASF has appointed Carola Richter as its president of South & East Asia, ASEAN, and Australia/New Zealand, effective 1 July, according to a company press release on 11 July. She succeeded Ramkumar Dhruva, who assumes responsibility for BASF’s global Monomers Division in Waterloo, Belgium. R...
    Hyundai appoints Juho Suh as vice president and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group
    Hyundai Motor has appointed Juho Suh as vice president and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group, the automaker said in a press release on 10 July. Suh will lead advanced design and overseas design solutions for future mobility at the Korean automaker. He will report to Sang Yup Lee, senior vice p...
    Bekaert appoints Taoufiq Boussaid as CFO
    Bekaert has appointed Taoufiq Boussaid as new chief financial officer (CFO), effective 15 July 2019, according to a company press release on 10 July. Boussaid will be a member of the Bekaert Group Executive. Boussaid will succeed Frank Vromant who has been serving as interim CFO since November la...
    Brose appoints Wilm Uhlenbecker president of Brose North America
    Brose has appointed Wilm Uhlenbecker as president of Brose North America, effective 1 July 2019, according to a company press release on 8 July. Uhlenbecker is responsible for overseeing operations and guiding strategy. Wilm Uhlenbecker joins Brose North America with 25 years of experience as a g...
    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...
    Kumho Tyre appoints Matthias Bode as head of Kumho’s European Technical Centre in Germany
    Kumho Tyre has appointed Matthias Bode as head of its European Technical Centre (KETC) in the Hessian town of Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany, according to a company press release last month. In his new role, Bode reports directly to M J Lee, Senior Vice President, at the company’s global R&D cen...
    PPG appoints James T. Jones vice president, procurement
    PPG has appointed James T. (JT) Jones as vice president, procurement, effective 1 July 2019, who will report directly to Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president, automotive coatings, according to a company press release on 25 June. Jones will be responsible for leading PPG’s global procurement team...
    Renesas Electronics names Hidetoshi Shibata next CEO
    Renesas Electronics has named the current chief financial officer (CFO) Hidetoshi Shibata new president and CEO as well as representative director of the company, effective 1 July 2019, according to a company press release on 25 June. His appointment follows the resignation of the current CEO Bunsei...
    Tower International announces changes in senior management
    Tower International, a provider of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has announced management changes to better align the company to a leaner organization, the company said in a press release on 17 June. The company has appointed Reid Southby as executive vice-pres...
    Axalta Coating Systems appoints Mark Garrett new chairman
    Axalta Coating Systems has appointed current Independent Presiding Director Mark Garrett as its new chairman after Charlie Shaver resigned as Chairman of its board of directors, effective 30 June 2019, according to a company press release on 24 June. Garrett also serves as Chairman of Axalta's St...
    Garrett Motion appoints Anthony Lodato vice president and GM of North America business
    Garrett Motion has appointed Anthony Lodato vice president and general manager of its North America operations, the company announced in a press release on 13 June. The appointment has been effective from 1 June 2019. Lodato is reporting to Garrett Motion CEO and president Olivier Rabiller and ...
    Henniges Automotive appoints L. Brooks Mallard as CFO
    Henniges Automotive, a supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the automotive market, has appointed L. Brooks Mallard as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), according to a company press release on 11 June. As CFO, Mallard will drive the company's treasury, ...
    Michelin appoints Alexis Garcin as chairman and president of Michelin North America
    Michelin has appointed Alexis Garcin as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. Garcin succeeds Scott Clark, who was recently promoted to the group executive committee as executive vice-president responsible for the global pa...
    Denso appoints Yasushi Mukai as chief executive of Diesel Systems Business Unit
    Denso has appointed Yasushi Mukai as the chief executive of its Diesel Systems Business Unit, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. The appointment will be effective immediately. Mukai is currently serving as the executive officer for Denso’s Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Busines...
    Haldex appoints Helene Svahn as CEO
    Haldex has appointed Helene Svahn as CEO, according to a company press release on 3 June. She will commence immediately, however, will assume full control of the post on 12 August. In the interim period, deputy CEO, Staffan Olsson, will run the daily operations. Svahn will replace Åke Bengtsson. ...
    Chassis Brakes International appoints Flavio Guacelli regional president of Americas
    Chassis Brakes International has appointed Flavio Guacelli as president of the Americas operations, according to a press release on 29 May. Guacelli has extensive experience in global profit & loss management, engineering, sales and marketing, acquisition integration, global sourcing and corpora...
    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...
    Leoni appoints Ingrid Jägering as CFO
    Leoni’s supervisory board has appointed Ingrid Jägering as chief financial officer (CFO), according to a company press release on 21 May. Jägering will also join the board of directors. She will take office at the latest on 1 October 2019; there are currently negotiations about her taking office...
    Hella announces changes in management board
    Hella has extended the contract of its chief financial officer (CFO) Bernard Schäferbarthold five years until 31 October until 2024, the company said in a press release on 14 May. In addition, the company’s management board member Frank Huber takes over management of the business division Lightin...
    Autoliv appoints Frithjof Oldorff president of Autoliv Europe
    Autoliv has appointed Frithjof Oldorff as president of Autoliv Europe, according to a press release on 7 May. Oldorff is expected to join Autoliv no later than September 2019. Presently, Oldorff is serving as president of Gentherm’s Automotive Business Unit. Prior to that, he held various posit...
    Brembo appoints Daniele Schillaci new CEO
    Brembo has appointed Daniele Schillaci as its new CEO, effective 1 July 2019, the Italy-based braking supplier said in a press release. Schillaci will replace the current CEO Andrea Abbati Marescotti who has decided to step down at the end of this quarter (30 June) to pursue other interests. Schilla...
    Dana appoints Gajanan Gandhe as country head for Dana India
    Dana has appointed Gajanan Gandhe as the new country head for Dana India, effective immediately, the company announced in a press release on 3 May. Gandhe will work across Dana, including the company's business units, functional teams, and joint venture partners. He will also be responsible for impl...
    ROHM appoints new chairman and president of ROHM Semiconductor Europe
    ROHM has appointed Christian André as its new chairman and Toshimitsu Suzuki as president of ROHM Semiconductor Europe, effective immediately, according to a company press release on 2 May. Most recently, André served as ROHM's president for 14 years as part of a 29-year career with t...
    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...
    SKF appoints Niclas Rosenlew as new CFO
    SKF has appointed Niclas Rosenlew as the new chief financial officer (CFO), the company announced in a press release on 30 April. The appointment will be effective from 17 June 2019. Rosenlew succeeds Christian Johansson, who is leaving SKF with immediate effect, to pursue his career outside the com...
    Röchling Group appoints Evelyn Thome as new CFO
    Röchling SE & Co. KG. has appointed Evelyn Thome as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, according to a press release on 29 April. She succeeded Steffen Rowold, who resigned from the CFO post on 1 December 2018, for personal reasons. Thome joined Gebrüder Röchling KG as a ...
    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 ...
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ COO Dieter Schäfer to retire in June
    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has announced that its chief operating officer (COO) Dieter Schäfer will retire on 30 June 2019, according to a company press release last week (17 April). Schäfer has agreed to consult with the company for an additional two years upon his retirement. The...
    BASF appoints Michael Baier to lead Battery Materials business
    BASF has appointed Michael Baier to lead its global Battery Materials business within the company’s Catalysts division, based in Shanghai, effective 1 April 2019, according to a company press release on 15 April. As senior vice president, Battery Materials, Catalysts Division, Baier will focus on ...
    Ford appoints Jim Farley president of New Business, Technology & Strategy
    Ford has appointed Jim Farley as president of New Business, Technology & Strategy, the company said in a press release on 10 April. In his new role, Farley will oversee the US automaker’s strategy as well as Ford Smart Mobility, Ford Autonomous Vehicles and Research & Advanced Engineering,...
    Autoliv appoints Christian Swahn as executive vice president of Global Supply Chain Management
    Autoliv has appointed Christian Swahn as executive vice president of Global Supply Chain Management and member of Autoliv's executive management team, according to a company press release on 8 April. Swahn is expected to join Autoliv no later  than end-September 2019. In his new role, Swahn wil...
    Nissan appoints David Moss senior vice-president for R&D in Europe
    Nissan has appointed David Moss as its senior vice-president for research and development (R&D) in Europe, the automaker said in a press release. Moss replaces Nobusuke Tokura who was recently appointed as senior chief powertrain engineer for Nissan. Moss will be based at Nissan’s Technical Ce...
    Continental announces organizational changes in Chassis & Safety division
    German auto parts supplier Continental has announced senior management changes within its Chassis & Safety division, which specializes in safety technologies, effective 1 April, the company said on 4 April. According to the company, these changes are part of its realignment and ensure co...
    WABCO appoints Sean Deason as new CFO
    WABCO Holdings has appointed Sean Deason as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. Deason replaces Roberto Fioroni, who has resigned from the post after accepting a role outside WABCO with GKN Automotive. Deason joined WA...
    Superior Industries appoints Majdi B. Abulaban as president, CEO
    Superior Industries International, a supplier of aluminum wheels for OEMs and the European aftermarket, has appointed Majdi B. Abulaban as president and CEO, effective 15 May, according to a company press release on 1 April. Abulaban will replace Don Stebbins, who retired from the post on 31 Decembe...
    Volkswagen Group Components announces new appointments in top management
    Volkswagen Group’s component division has announced several new appointments in its top management, according to a company press release on 26 March. The company has appointed Heiner Lanze as head of Procurement of the newly independent business unit. Lanze succeeds Stephan Beyse, who has been mov...
    Faurecia appoints Yann Brillat-Savarin as executive vice-president, group strategy
    Faurecia has appointed Yann Brillat-Savarin as executive vice-president, group strategy, effective 1 April 2019, the company said in a press release on 26 March. Brillat-Savarin will succeed Hervé Guyot, who is retiring. Brillat-Savarin joined Faurecia in March 2018 as vice-president, marketing ...
    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...
    Falken Tyre Europe appoints Yutaka Kuroda as CEO and chairman
    Falken Tyre Europe has appointed Yutaka Kuroda as CEO and chairman of the company, effective 1 March, according to a company press release on 19 March. Kuroda replaces Mitsuteru Tanigawa, who has been CEO at Falken Tyre Europe since January 2018. Tanigawa will also assume the role of ...
    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...
    Grammer’s supervisory board appoints Jurate Keblyte as CFO
    At a meeting on 15 March, the supervisory board of Grammer decided to appoint Jurate Keblyte as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 August 2019. Most recently, Keblyte served as CFO of KUKA Robotics, where she was responsible for business development. “Grammer has gained in Ms. Keblyte a...
    Continental announces personnel changes
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as spokesman for the company’s Automotive Board and will be in charge of maintaining a unified business strategy in this area, effective 1 April, according to a company press release on 14 March. Presently, Setzer is responsible for the Tire division and Co...
    Schaeffler appoints new CEOs for Americas, APAC regions
    Schaeffler has appointed new CEOs for Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, the company announced in a press release on 6 March. Marc McGrath has been named as the new CEO of Americas region, and will succeed Bruce Warmbold who is retiring at the end of the year. McGrath has held various managem...
    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...
    Autoliv appoints Magnus Jarlegren as executive vice-president of operations
    Autoliv has appointed Magnus Jarlegren as executive vice president of operations, the company said in a press release on 4 March. Jarlegren will also become a member of Autoliv’s executive management team. He will join Autoliv in August 2019. Jarlegren will succeed Ed Carpenter who retired in O...
    Lumileds appoints Dr. Johnathon Rich as CEO
    Lumileds has appointed Dr. Jonathan Rich at its CEO, the company said in a press release on 28 February. Rich succeeds Mark Adams who is stepping down as CEO and from the board of directors but will continue to serve the company in an advisory role.   Rich most recently served as chairman an...
    Schaeffler appoints Uwe Wagner as new CTO
    Schaeffler has appointed Uwe Wagner as the new chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced in a press release on 3 March. The company also inducted Wagner as member of the Board of Managing Directors of Schaeffler AG for a period of three years, as of 1 January, 2020. Wagner succeeds Prof....
    VW Group creates new division to focus on software and services for vehicles
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has created a new division called “Digital Car and Services”, the automaker said in a press release on 25 February. The division will focus on bringing more robust software into VW Group vehicles to deliver better mobility experience to passengers. VW has appointed Christia...
    Hyundai Mobis to appoint Euisun Chung as new CEO
    Hyundai Mobis, a South Korean auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor, has announced plans to appoint Euisun Chung as its new CEO, according to a press release on 26 February. Chung is currently serving as executive vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group. Chung will assume the CEO post upon gaining the ...
    GF appoints Mads Joergensen as new CFO
    The GF board of directors has nominated Mads Joergensen as new chief financial officer (CFO), effective 18 April 2019, according to a company press release on 22 February. Joergensen will succeed Andreas Müller, who has been appointed as new CEO of the company, effective 17 April 2019. Joergense...
    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...
    Toyo Tires announces personnel changes
    Toyo Tire has announced certain personnel changes, according to a company press release on 15 February. The tire-maker has appointed Noriyuki Dan as president of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA), Inc. and president of TMM (USA) Inc, effective 1 April. Kiyohito Hasumi has been appointed as preside...
    Yokohama announces changes in senior management
    Yokohama Rubber has announced certain personnel changes, according to a company press release on 14 February. The company has appointed Gota Matsuo as chief financial officer (CFO), head of corporate administration division, in-charge of Corporate Finance & Accounting Department and head of Lega...
    Kumho Tire appoints Jeon Dae-jin as new CEO
    Kumho Tire has appointed Jeon Dae-jin, who is currently serving as vice president, as the new CEO of the company, The Korea Herald reported on 14 February. Jeon has been serving as acting CEO for Kumho Tire since December 2018 following the resignation of former CEO Kim Jong-ho. Jeon joine...
    Flex appoints Revathi Advaithi as CEO
    Flex has appointed Revathi Advaithi as CEO, according to a company press release on 11 February. Advaithi brings to Flex her deep and highly relevant experience across engineering, operations, supply chain, material procurement, distribution, logistics, and international management. Before joinin...
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