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    Soave joins Chrysler to lead the reintroduction of Fiat into North America


    Auburn Hills, MI. – Laura Soave has been hired by Chrysler to lead the reintroduction of Fiat into North America. She joins the US carmaker from Volkswagen of America, where she was most recently general manager of experimental marketing.Reporting to Sergio Marchionne, Soave’s first task is expected to be handling ...

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    It's time that Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat SpA will need each a leader


    Auburn Hills, MI. – Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is running the thirdlargest US automaker as well as Italy’s Fiat SpA, said each company will need its own leader within 24 months. Marchionne is splitting time between Italy and the US trying to integrate the two automakers.He said he’s ...

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    key leadership changes at GM


    Detroit, MI. – Following Fritz Henderson’s departure as CEO from GM his replacement Ed Whitacre has announced key leadership changes.Mark Reuss is now president of GM North America, Nick Reilly becomes president, GM Europe and Tim Lee has been named president of GM International Operations, overseeing GM’s Asia-Pacific, Latin America, ...

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    Kidder will be Chairman of Chrysler Group


    Detroit, MI. – C. Robert Kidder, former Chairman of Borden Chemical and of Duracell International will succeed Robert L. Nardelli as Chairman of Chrysler Group on completion of its acquisition of the operating assets of Chrysler and once it completes a global alliance with Fiat

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    Binger is named as Plant Manager at Ford's site


    Detroit, MI. – Charles Binger has been named Plant Manager of Ford’s Cleveland engine production site, which includes Engine Plants No. 1 and No. 2 and Cleveland Casting.A 19-year veteran with the company, Binger replaces Jan Allman, who was named plant manager at the Chicago Assembly Plant.Most recently Binger served ...

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    Wagoner steps down as CEO of GM at request


    Washington, DC – GM CEO Rick Wagoner has stepped down at the request of the US presidential administration. He will be succeeded as CEO by COO Fritz Henderson.Board member Kent Kresa, Chairman Emeritus of Northrop Grumman, will take over as interim non-executive chairman of the GM board.GM has said it ...

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    Krafcik promoted to CEO and president of Hyundai Motor America


    Fountain Valley, California – Hyundai Motor Corporation promoted John Krafcik, one of the longest-serving executives at the South Korean carmaker and one of the industry’s leading manufacturing experts, to Acting President and CEO Hyundai Motor America.He steps in for former Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Jong Eun Kim, who ...

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    Mondragon takes the President and CEO post of Ford Canada


    Ontario, Canada – David Mondragon has taken up his new post as President and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada. “It’s an exciting time to join Ford of Canada as we accelerate plans to introduce new fuel-efficient vehicles, especially small cars and crossovers, which are exactly what Canadian consumers ...

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    Buchholz leads TI Automotive as managing director


    Warren, MI. – Fluid storage expert TI Automotive has named Dr. Thomas Buchholz as managing director of its European Fluid Carrying Systems business.He will report to Joachim Burkhardt, president Fluid Carrying Systems and COO

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    Toyota makes strategic changes to its North American operations


    Erlanger, Kentucky – Toyota has made a number of changes to its North American operations. Tetsuo Agata has been appointed President and COO of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) and has been promoted to Senior Managing Director of TMC. Agata replaces Seiichi Sudo, who has been named ...

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    Perez takes over Vice President of Purchasing projects at RNPO


    Nashville, Tennnessee – PCatherine Perez has taken over as Vice President of Purchasing projects and General Manager of powertrains for the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO).John Miller, currently Vice President of Purchasing for Nissan North America, will assume a new role essential to the company’s achievement of its new fi ve-year ...

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    McMillen is the new GM Europe’s Head of Purchasing


    Detroit, MI – GM’s global logistics executive director Tom McMillen is replacing Eric Alstrom as GM Europe’s Head of Purchasing, meaning he will move from North America to GME’s headquarters in Zurich. Alstrom has left to pursue his career at an unnamed supplier.Susanna Webber has been named to replace McMillen ...

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    Chong succeeds as Vice President and General Manager for DuPont Automotive


    Wilmington, DL – DuPont has named BC Chong as Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings, succeeding Marty McQuade who plans to retire later this year following 31 years of service.William Weber, currently Global Business Director – Ethylene Copolymers in Packaging and Industrial Polymers, will succeed Chong as ...

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    Stebbins steps up as president and CEO of Visteon


    Van Buren Township, MI – Donald Stebbins has been elected President and CEO of Visteon. Stebbins, who was President and COO, succeeds Michael Johnston in the CEO role. Johnston will continue as executive chairman of the global automotive

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    Convis joins Dana’s new Board of Directors


    Toledo, Ohio – Axle and driveshaft provider Dana has named Gary Convis, 65, to the post of CEO. Convis joined Dana’s new Board of Directors in January after retiring from Toyota where he had spent more than 20 years, ending up as Chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.www.dana.comm

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    Polites dies peacefully


    Dearborn, MI. – Geoff Polites, CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover, has died peacefully in his home country of Australia. He was 60. Polites, who is credited with leading the team that returned the Jaguar Land Rover business back to profitability and successfully steering it through its ongoing sale process ...

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    Detroit Electric appoints Albert Lam for CEO


    Santa Rosa, CA – Former CEO of Lotus Engineering Albert Lam is to be the CEO of Detroit Electric. A collaboration between ZAP and China Youngman Automotive Group, the company is re-launching the century-old electric car brand in the US of the same name.“I’m excited to be given this opportunity ...

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    Stech is head of Chrysler's new Russian operation


    Auburn Hills, MI. – Chrysler has appointed John Stech as head of its new Russian operation. He will be responsible for all operational activities in the market, and will report directly to Jon Holcomb, Director, Chrysler Group Africa, Asia, Middle East and Central/Eastern Europe. Stech will manage sales/ marketing, aftersales ...

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    Meleghy promoted to newly created position of President, International Operations


    Novi, Michigan – Tower Automotive has promoted Dr Gyula Meleghy to the newly created position of President, International Operations.Meleghy will lead all Tower businesses in Europe, South America and Asia. President of Tower’s Asia operations since July 2006, Meleghy has more than 20 years of technical and commercial experience in ...

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    Orchard steps down from president post at Faurecia


    Auburn Hills, MI. – Michael Heneka has been appointed President of Faurecia North America, replacing James Orchard, who has joined Noble International Ltd. as COO. Orchard joined Auburn Hillsbased Faurecia North America in May 2005. Previously, he was president of North American operations at