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Struwe Named CFO for Mercedes-Benz USA

July 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has appointed Christian Struwe to be chief financial officer of the brand’s U.S. operations.

Ex-Jaguar Design Boss Callum Forms Own Company

July 17, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Ian Callum, who left Jaguar Cars Ltd. on July 1 after serving as the carmaker’s design chief for a decade, is launching his own design and engineering firm.

Schafer to Head Porsche Engineering Unit

July 10, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Porsche AG’s has appointed Peter Schafer to become chairman of its Porsche Engineering Group subsidiary on Aug 1.

Tycoon and GM Gadfly Ross Perot Dies at 89

July 09, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Ross Perot, the Texas tycoon who twice ran for president and relished his disruptive stint as a General Motors Co. director, died of leukemia on July 9 at age 89.

Ex-Ford Official to Lead Credit Suisse Auto Tech Unit

July 09, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Credit Suisse Group AG has hired Joe Heyer, formerly head of business development at Ford Motor Co., to head the investment banking firm’s new automotive technology sector.

Brose Names New N. America Chief

July 08, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Wilm Uhlenbecker has taken over as president of Brose Groups North American unit, effective July 1.

BMW CEO Krueger Won’t Seek Second Term

July 05, 2019 at 6:56 AM

Harald Krueger, who took over as CEO at BMW AG in 2015, won’t seek another term because he wants to “pursue new professional endeavors.”

VW Names Ex-BMW, Volvo Exec to Head R&D in China

July 05, 2019 at 5:12 AM

Volkswagen AG has hired Thomas Mueller to integrate and head the group’s product development in China. He began his new job on July 1.

Police Search Renault HQ in Ghosn Probe

July 03, 2019 at 10:34 AM

French police searched Renault SA’s headquarters outside Paris earlier today as part of an investigation into possible misuse of company funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Two More Tesla Executives Quit

July 03, 2019 at 2:15 AM

Two more senior executives at Tesla Inc., who headed engineering and directed European operations, reportedly have left the company.

Auto Industry Legend Lee Iacocca Dies at Age 94

July 03, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Lee Iacocca, the bigger-than-life auto industry executive credited for championing the Ford Mustang and later leading Chrysler through near-bankruptcy, is dead at age 94.

Tesla’s Ex-Production Chief Lands at Lucid Motors

July 02, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Peter Hochholdinger, former head of production at Tesla Inc., has been named vice president of manufacturing at electric car startup Lucid Motors Inc.