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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    3D printing tech startup Azul 3D appoints Paul F. Decker as CEO
    According to a press release from Azul 3D dated 4 March (via an article by BusinessWire), 3D printing tech startup Azul 3D has appointed Paul Decker as CEO, effective 1 March 2021. The company’s HARP™ technology allows the printing of 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials....
    Toshiba appoints Satoshi Tsunakawa as CEO
    Toshiba has announced the appointment of Satoshi Tsunakawa, as the CEO and president, according to a company press release on 14 April. Tsunakawa will replace Nobuaki Kurumatani, who resigned from his post. Tsunakawa was also the chairman of Toshiba. No other detail was disclosed.
    Schneider invests in autonomous trucking technology startup TuSimple
    Freight transportation company, Schneider National Inc. of Green Bay, is investing in TuSimple, a San Diego autonomous technology company. Schneider president and CEO Mark Rourke will join TuSimple’s newly established Executive Advisory Board.  TuSimple develops a commercial-ready, fu...
    Piedmont Lithium appoints David Klanecky as COO
    Piedmont Lithium Ltd. (PLL) announced David Klanecky as EVP and COO. He will join the lithium chemicals company in April 2021 and be based at its Belmont, North Carolina headquarters. Keith Phillips, president, and CEO said, “We are very pleased to welcome David to our senior management team. D...
    Waymo CEO John Krafcik resigns
    Waymo’s CEO John Krafcik has announced his resignation, according to a company blog post on 2 April. Krafcik will continue to serve as an advisor to Waymo but Dmitri Dolgov and Tekedra Mawakana will serve as co-CEOs. Dolgov is one of the founders of the Google self-driving car project and Mawakana...
    Panasonic appoints Yuki Kusumi as new CEO
    Yuki Kusumi has formally assumed the office as CEO of Panasonic effective 1 April 2021. Kusumi has also been appointed as president and representative director, an appointment that will be confirmed at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the Board of Directors’ Meeting scheduled for 2...
    Marelli makes top management appointments for electrification, ADAS, and electronics
    On 26 March, Marelli announced a few key appointments for its electrification, ADAS and electronics divisions. Joachim Fetzer will be appointed as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), while Hannes Prenn will join as EVP and CEO of the Electric Powertrain business. The new appointments are...
    Startup indie Semiconductor appoints Steve Machuga as chief operating officer
    US-based semiconductor startup indie Semiconductor, which is currently in the process of becoming a public company through a planned merger with Thunder Bridge Acquisition II (a special purpose acquisition company), has appointed Steve Machuga as COO, according to a company press release on 18 Febru...
    Velodyne Lidar appoints Jim Barnhart as COO
    Velodyne Lidar has appointed James L. Barnhart as its new chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect, the company said in a press release on 15 March. Barnhart has replaced Rick Tewell who has joined AEye, a US-based company also specializing in lidar, as COO. As COO of Velodyne, Barnhar...
    AEye appoints Rick Tewell as COO
    AEye has appointed Rick Tewell as the chief operating officer (COO), according to a 15 March press release issued by the company. Tewell will oversee operations, focusing on industrialization and commercialization of AEye’s active LiDAR system. Prior to his new role, Tewell served as the COO at...
    MAHLE CEO Jörg Stratmann to step down
    Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE Group will resign from his positions with effect from 31 March 2021, according to a company press release on 8 March 2021. The appointment of a successor by the Supervisory Board will take place without delay. Until the successor...
    Goodyear appoints Nathaniel Madarang as head of Asia Pacific region
    American tiremaker The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that Ryan Patterson, currently the president of its Asia Pacific business unit, will lead the effort to integrate Cooper Tire with Goodyear as the company’s senior vice president of Business Integration. According to...
    Innoviz Technologies appoints Udy Gal-On as COO
    Lidar startup Innoviz Technologies has appointed Udy Gal-On as chief operating officer (COO) effective on 1 March, the company said in a press release on 24 February. Gal-On brings more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor, telecom, and smart energy industries. Most recently, Gal-On served a...
    Goodyear appoints Chris Helsel as SVP of global operations and CTO
    American tire supplier, Goodyear, has announced that it has appointed Chris Helsel as the senior vice president of global operations and chief technology officer. According to a press release issued by Goodyear on 25 February, he will be succeeding Jonathan Bellissimo, who is retiring after a career...
    OSRAM appoints Ingo Bank as CEO
    The Osram Supervisory Board has appointed Ingo Bank as CEO until the end of April 2023, the German company said in a press release on 23 February. Bank will take over the role in addition to his position as chief financial officer (CFO) of majority owner ams. Significance: OSRAM CFO Ingo Bank has...
    Patrick Gelsinger takes over as Intel’s CEO
    Intel has announced that Patrick Gelsinger has taken over as the CEO, according to a company press release on 15 February. He takes over from Bob Swan. Intel first announced Gelsinger’s appointment on 13 January. “Pat is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovati...
    Borealis appoints Thomas Gangl as new CEO
    Borealis has appointed Thomas Gangl as the new CEO, the company announced in a press release on 5 February. The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2021. Gangl takes over from Alfred Stern, who has been appointed as executive board member for Chemicals & Materials of OMV AG. In his most r...
    NSK appoints Akitoshi Ichii as president and CEO
    Japan-based automotive powertrain components supplier, NSK Ltd., has announced changes to its senior leadership. According to a press release issued by NSK on 2 February, the company announced at its regular Board of Directors' meeting held on the same day that Toshihiro Uchiyama will resign as Pres...
    STMicroelectronics to reappoint Jean-Marc Chery as president and CEO for next three years
    STMicroelectronics (STM) has reappointed Jean-Marc Chery as the company’s president and CEO for the next three years, according to a company press release on 28 January. “Maurizio Tamagnini, chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM), and Nicolas Dufourcq, vice chai...
    Kongsberg Automotive appoints Joerg Buchheim as CEO
    Kongsberg Automotive ASA has appointed Joerg Buchheim as new CEO and president of the company, according to a company press release on 25 January 2021. The appointment is effective 1 May 2021. To ensure a smooth leadership transition and Kongsberg’s continued focus on business performance, Norbert...
    Spark Minda appoints Biranchi Mohapatra as CEO for Information and Connected Systems business
    India-based Spark Minda has appointed Biranchi Mohapatra as the CEO for its Information and Connected Systems (Wiring Harness, Sensor, and Cluster Products) business vertical II, according to a press release on 22 January. He has also been appointed as a member to its executive committee of the grou...
    Continental appoints Jean-Francois Tarabbia as new head of Connected Car Networking
    Continental has appointed Jean-François Tarabbia as head of its Connected Car Networking (CCN) business unit within the Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) business area, according to a company press release on 20 January 2021. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. Tarabbia succeeds Joh...
    Shiloh Industries appoints Brad E Tolley as new president
    Shiloh Industries has appointed Brad E Tolley as its new president, the company said in a press release on 21 January. Tolley has been associated with Shiloh since January 2014 and held several key roles and responsibilities. Prior to his latest promotion, he was working as senior vice president,&nb...
    Pirelli’s co-CEO Angelos Papadimitriou to step down
    Pirelli has announced that its general manager and co-CEO Angelos Papadimitriou will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. According to a press release by the Italian tiremaker on 20 January, Papadimitriou wishes to evaluate a professional pathway with entrepreneurial elements, in line wi...
    Johnson Matthey appoints Stephen Oxley as CFO
    Johnson Matthey has appointed Stephen Oxley as their new chief financial officer, the company said in a press release on 12 January. He will join the board on 1 April 2021. Oxley will replace Karen Hayzen-Smith, who is the interim CFO. Stephen Oxley is a chartered accountant who has worked at KPM...
    Hanon Systems appoints Min Suk Sung as new CEO and president
    Hanon Systems has appointed Min Suk Sung as the company’s new CEO and president, according to a  company press release on 18 January. Min Suk Sung succeeds Jay Son, who will assume the new role of vice chairman. Min Suk Sung serves as colead of the company along with corporate president Nurda...
    DENSO appoints Seiji Maeda CEO of DENSO North America operations
    Japanese supplier DENSO has appointed Seiji Maeda as CEO of DENSO's North American operations, according to a company press release on 12 January. Maeda is also a senior director at DENSO. Prior to this post, Maeda served as head of Denso’s Motor Business Unit in Japan. From 2012–17, he held ...
    SKF appoints Rickard Gustafson as new president and CEO
    The Board of SKF has appointed Rickard Gustafson as its new President and CEO. According to a press release issued by SKF on 11 January, he will succeed Alrik Danielson and join SKF during the first half of 2021. Gustafson is currently the president and CEO of the Scandinavian airline holding com...
    Modine announces organizational and personnel changes
    Thermal management technology and solutions provider, Modine Manufacturing Company, has announced that it has eliminated a senior executive position that previously served as VP Commercial and Industrial Solutions (CIS), and COO. Along with this change, Modine has also announced the departure o...
    Elektrobit appoints Maria Anhalt as new CEO
    Elektrobit, a supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, has appointed Maria Anhalt as its new CEO and managing director, the company announced in a press release on 6 January 2021. Anhalt, who previously served as Elektrobit’s CTO, succeeds Alexander Kocher,...
    Volkswagen Group Components appoints Elke Temme as head of Charging & Energy business
    Volkswagen Group Components has appointed Elke Temme as head of the newly-created Charging & Energy business, the company announced in a press release on 4 January. The new business’ responsibilities will include pooling and managing existing Group activities in the fields of energy, char...
    Elmos Semiconductor appoints Arne Schneider as CEO
    Elmos Semiconductor has appointed Arne Schneider as the CEO of the company, the company said in a press release on 4 January. Schneider succeeds Anton Mindl, who was the CEO of Elmos for 15 years. Schneider joined Elmos in 2011 as head of corporate development and became the chief financial offic...
    Swamy Kotagiri takes over as new CEO of Magna
    Magna has announced that Swamy Kotagiri has taken over as new CEO of the company, effective 1 January 2021, according to a company press release on 4 January. He succeeded Don Walker, who retired at the end of 2020. Kotagiri has been working with Magna for more than two decades now and has served...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium appoints Giuseppe Rosso as chairperson
    The Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) has appointed Giuseppe Rosso as its chairperson, according to a press release on 22 December. Rosso is currently the vice-president of Engineering Advanced Assisted Driving Systems at Veoneer. “It is a great honor for me to be appointed Chairma...
    Veoneer’s CTO Nishant Batra to step down
    The Swedish automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. announced that its chief technology officer (CTO), Nishant Batra, has decided to leave the company to pursue a new career opportunity, according to a company press release on 17 December 2020. Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer's current VP, Systems &...
    Aira appoints Simon McElrea as chief operating officer
    Aira Inc. has appointed Simon McElrea as Chief Operating Officer (COO). McElrea brings with him more than 25 years of leadership experience creating, growing, and pivoting businesses in the high-tech space into the mainstream. “Simon is uniquely qualified to bring FreePowerⓇ to a range of ver...
    Sumitomo Rubber North America appoints Darren Thomas as COO
    Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), a Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. subsidiary comprising both Falken Tires and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, has appointed Darren Thomas as senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), the company announced in a press release on 14 December. Thomas previo...
    Harman appoints Christian Sobottka as president of Automotive Division
    Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, has appointed Christian Sobottka as president of the Automotive Division, the company said in a press release on 16 December 2020. The ...
    Osram CEO Olaf Berlien to step down in February 2021
    Osram Licht AG CEO Olaf Berlien will step down from his post by the end of February 2021, according to a company press release on 1 December. Osram is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Board will therefore e...
    Modine appoints Neil Brinker as new president, CEO
    Modine Manufacturing Company, a diversified major player in thermal management technology and solutions, has appointed Neil D. Brinker as the company's new president and CEO, according to a company press release on 30 November 2020. The appointment is effective 1 December 2020. In August 2020, Thoma...
    Inteva Products appoints Gerard Roose as new president, CEO
    Inteva Products, a major global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, has appointed Gerard Roose as its new president and CEO, the company announced in a press release on 18 November 2020. Roose is currently serving as VP, Sales, Marketing & Advanced Product Development. H...
    SKF president and CEO Alrik Danielson to step down in 2021
    Alrik Danielson will resign from the post of President and CEO of SKF in 2021, according to a company press release on 16 November 2020. Danielson will continue in his current role until a successor is in place, contributing to a smooth transition. Significance: Hans Stråberg, chairman of the Bo...
    Continental appoints Nikolai Setzer as new CEO
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as its new CEO and executive board chairman, effective 1 December, the company has announced in a press release on 12 November. The appointment will be effective until March 2024. He succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart who is stepping down from his position for heal...
    IAC Group appoints David Prystash as CEO
    International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, a major global automotive and mobility supplier in lightweight and new material interior solutions, has appointed David Prystash as CEO of the company, according to a company press release on 2 November 2020. The appointment is effective 1 January 202...
    Continental CEO Degenhart to step down effective 30 November 2020
    Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart will resign from his position effective 30 November 2020, citing health reasons, according to a company press release on 29 October 2020. He has asked the supervisory board to accept the early termination of his executive board directorship and his contract, which...
    Valeo’s CEO Jacques Aschenbroich to step down after 2021
    Valeo’s existing CEO Jacques Aschenbroich will retire from the post on 31 December 2021, according to a company press release on 27 October. Christophe Périllat, who is currently acting as chief operating officer of Valeo, will succeed Aschenbroich as CEO starting in January 2022. Also, Jacques A...
    Magna appoints Swamy Kotagiri as CEO
    Canadian supplier Magna has appointed Seetarama (Swamy) Kotagiri as its new CEO, according to a company press release on 20 October. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. He will succeed Don Walker, who served as CEO between 1994 and 2001, and since 2005, will retire at the end of 2020. Si...
    Startup AEye appoints Blair LaCorte as CEO
    AEye has appointed Blair LaCorte as its new CEO, the company said in a press release on 20 October. Luis Dussan, founder of AEye, will collaborate with LaCorte to drive growth and accelerate technology and product development. Furthermore, Dussan will continue to serve as president an...
    Volvo Cars appoints Ödgärd Andersson new CEO of autonomous driving software subsidiary Zenseact
    Volvo Cars has appointed Ödgärd Andersson as new CEO of its autonomous drive (AD) software development company called Zenseact, the Swedish automaker announced in a press release on 14 October. The appointment is effective 1 November. Presently, Andersson is serving as chief digital officer at ...
    Eaton appoints Bo Yang as president of Vehicle Group and eMobility, APAC region
    Power management company Eaton has appointed Bo Yang as president, APAC, Vehicle Group and eMobility, according to a company press release on 8 October. In this new role, he will be based in Shanghai, mainland China, and continue to report to João Faria, president, Vehicle Group, Eaton. Yang w...
    Henkel appoints Sunil Kumar as Country President of India businesses
    Germany-based Henkel has appointed Sunil Kumar as the Country President of its India businesses, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 October. The appointment is effective 1 October 2020. In this role, he will be responsible for guiding Henkel’s adhesive and beauty care businesses in...
    Autoliv appoints Colin Naughton as president of Asia operations
    Autoliv, a provider of automotive safety systems, has promoted Colin Naughton to the position of president of the Asian region and a member of Autoliv's Executive Management Team, the company said in a press release on 1 October 2020. The promotion is expected to be effective 1 November 2020 as...
    Startup Ascent Robotics appoints Ken Kutaragi as new CEO
    Japan-based startup offering artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions Ascent Robotics has appointed Ken Kutaragi as new CEO, according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The appointment is effective 26 August 2020. Kutaragi replaces Masayuki Ishizaki, who cofounded Ascent Robotics and...
    Trevor Milton resigns as chairman of Nikola Motors
    In a press release dated 20 September, Nikola Motors announced that Trevor Milton has stepped down from the position of executive chairman and from the board. Nikola has appointed Stephen Girsky, former vice chairman of General Motors Co. and a member of Nikola’s Board, as the new chairman of the ...
    Lumileds appoints Matt Roney as CEO
    Lumileds, a major supplier of lighting solutions, has appointed Matt Roney as the company’s CEO, effective 1 October 2020, according to a press release on 21 September. Most recently, Roney served as president of Lumileds’ Automotive Business Unit. He succeeds Dr. Jonathan Rich who will continue...
    SiriusXM announces appointment of CEO and CFO
    SiriusXM has appointed Jennifer C. Witz as its new CEO, the company said in a press release on 15 September 2020. Witz is currently serving as president of Sales, Marketing, and Operations of the company. The move comes as the existing CEO of the company James E. Meyer intends to retire on 31 Decemb...
    ROHM appoints Isao Matsumoto as new President and CEO
    ROHM has announced the appointment of Isao Matsumoto as President and CEO. Matsumoto joined ROHM in 1985 with his most recent responsibility lay in quality, safety, and production as director, member of the board, and managing executive officer. “ROHM will accompany this transition with it...
    Groupe PSA appoints Arnaud Deboeuf as EVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
    French automotive manufacturer, Groupe PSA, has appointed Arnaud Deboeuf as its EVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. In a press statement issued by Groupe PSA on 3rd September, the company announced that Deboeuf joined the Executive Committee following the appointment of Yann Vincent as the CEO of...
    EV battery startup Britishvolt appoints Dr Allan Paterson as CTO
    Electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Britishvolt has appointed Dr. Allan Paterson as CTO, according to a press release on 24 August. "We are delighted that someone with Dr Paterson's experience is joining us at this crucial phase of our development. He joins our expanding team of world-class exp...
    GKN Automotive appoints Dirk Kesselgruber as president of ePowertrain division
    GKN Automotive has appointed Dirk Kesselgruber as the new president of its ePowertrain division, effective 1 October, the company said in a press release on 20 August. Kesselgruber will report directly to GKN Automotive’s CEO, Liam Butterworth. Prior to GKN, he had worked with Schaeffler AG, wh...
    Texas Instruments appoints Haviv Ilan as COO
    Texas Instruments has appointed Haviv Ilan as the COO and the EVP, the company said in a press release on 18 August. Ilan joined the company in 1999 and led Texas Instruments’ High-Performance Analog organization. He was also a VP of the Embedded Processing organization, leading the wirele...
    Knorr-Bremse CEO Bernd Eulitz resigns
    Knorr-Bremse CEO and chairman of the executive board Bernd Eulitz has resigned from his post with effect from 31 August 2020, according to a company press release on 13 August. This was decided unanimously by the supervisory board in its meeting. The supervisory board has initiated the search f...
    Thomas A. Burke steps down as Modine’s president and CEO
    Thomas A. Burke has stepped down as president and CEO and as a member of Modine's Board of Directors, effective immediately, the company said in a press release on 4 August. Modine Manufacturing is a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions. The company has launche...
    Bridgestone Americas appoints Charlie Rule new president of Latin America Operations
    Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has appointed Charlie Rule, formerly VP of Operations, Latin America, as president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA), according to a company press release on 3 August. The appointment is effective 1 August. Rule succeeds Joseph Saoud for the com...
    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 ...
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