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    Kozyra is leaving Continental


    Hanover, Germany – William Kozyra is leaving Continental ahead of his scheduled end-of contract date to “take up a new challenge in another company”. He has been Deputy Member of the Executive Board of Continental for the NAFTA region since February 2006.Elsewhere Samir Salman, Head of Division Chassis and Safety ...

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    GAZ Group has appointed a new CEO for LDV Group


    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – GAZ Group has appointed a new CEO for LDV Group. Evgeniy Vereshchagin, who joined the board of LDV in December 2007, has been appointed as the company’s new CEO, succeeding Steve Young who left late last

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    Škoda assembly people have been discriminated


    Prague, Czech Republic – Polish workers hired for Škoda assembly have been found to have been systematically discriminated against by the Zetka Auto agency tasked with hiring them. The Czech State Labour Inspection Office and the country’s national ombudsman found that the wages and bonus payments Zetka gave its employees ...

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    Kibsgaard takes up the role of Managing Director of BMW UK


    Oxford, UK – From March 1 2008 Klaus Kibsgaard will take up the role of Managing Director of BMW’s UK subsidiary. Current Managing Director Jim O’Donnell will take up a new role as President and COO of BMW of North America LLC on April

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    Klaus Volkert sentenced two years and nine months for breaches


    Stuttgart, Germany – The former head of Volkswagen’s Works Council, Klaus Volkert, received a two years and nine month sentence for breaches of trust in the affair involving bribes to Works Council members paid by former VW executives including fomer Personnel Director Peter Hartz, via whom Volkert is reported to ...

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    Pickett is the new Global Procurement Director at Ricardo


    Shoreham-By-Sea, UK – Ricardo has appointed Dave Pickett to the new position of Global Procurement Director. Since joining Ricardo in 2000, Pickett has held a wide range of senior managerial roles in operations, programme delivery and testing. His most recent assignment has been as interim Managing Director of Ricardo

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    Humberstone leads the Fiat Group Automobiles UK


    London, UK – Andrew Humberstone was been appointed Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles UK on 1 November. He takes over from outgoing MD Giulio Salomone, who is leaving the UK company after two-and-ahalf years to take responsibility for Fiat brand worldwide dealer network development, fl eet and used car ...

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    Trumpf appoints two additional managing directors: Rübling and Kilian


    Ditzingen, Germany – Trumpf has appointed two additional managing directors: Gerhard Rübling, Managing Director of Personnel and Services in the Machine Tool business division, was promoted to Labour Director and, in his new function, is responsible for the Services division group-wide. Friedrich Kilian, currently Managing Director of Development in the ...

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    Audi names Strotbek as its new Chief Financial Officer


    Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi has named Axel Strotbek as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1st. He takes over from Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, who has been acting CFO since taking charge of the luxury brand in January.Strotbek studied in Sweden and earned a masters in business administration in ...

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    Schalow is the new head of DaimlerChrysler plant in Hamburg-Harburg


    Hamburg, Germany – Werner Schalow has been appointed the new head of the DaimlerChrysler plant in Hamburg-Harburg, effective July 1st, 2007. He succeeds Dr Jürgen Böhm, who retired on June 30th after 27 years of service.Schalow has held various specialist and management positions at the Hamburg plant, most recently as ...

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    Bischoff takes over the post of Chairman of DaimlerChrysler


    Stuttgart, Germany – DaimlerChrysler’s board member Manfred Bischoff has been elected to the post of Chairman, replacing Hilmar Kopper, who has held the post of Chrysler chairman for 17 years. Bishoff joins at a crucial moment of transition for the Chrysler Group as parent company DaimlerChrysler prepares to sell it ...

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    Bscher resigns over a disagreement with VW boss Winterkorn


    Molsheim, France – Bugatti President Thomas Bscher has resigned following a disagreement with VW boss Martin Winterkorn about the future direction of the brand. Filling Bscher’s role at Bugatti in the short term will be Bentley boss Franz-Josef

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    Fels named as President of the Comite des Constructeurs d’Automobiles Francais (CCFA)


    Paris, France – Xavier Fels, has been named as the new President of the Comite des Constructeurs d’Automobiles Francais (CCFA), succeeding Manuel Gomez. Fels joined from PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he has been Director of External Relations. Luc Bastard, in charge of environmental and external affairs at Renault, has been ...

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    Nilsson leads Global Head of the Automotive Manufacturing Group (AMG)


    London, UK – Per Nilsson has been named Global Head of the Automotive Manufacturing Group (AMG) practice at Arthur D. Little. Nilsson has extensive experience from value/supply chain, operations strategy and operations improvements