Markus Keicher to take over as Head of Production and Site at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

Feb 24, 2020    People

Dr Markus Keicher (51) will take over as the new Head of Production and Site at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant as of April 1, 2020. Currently Keicher is Head of Production and Site at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant. He will take over from Sebastian Streuff (45), who is responsible for the transformation process of Mercedes-Benz Vans as of February 1, 2020.

Daimler's Supervisory Board extends Hubertus Troska’s contract

Feb 19, 2020    People

Daimler AG’s Supervisory Board extended the contract of Hubertus Troska (59), in the Board of Management responsible for Greater China, until December 31, 2025.

PPG appoints Tom Maziarz Vice President, Automotive Refinish, Americas

Feb 18, 2020    People

PPG announced the appointment of Tom Maziarz as Vice President, Automotive Refinish, Americas, effective March 1. In this role, Maziarz will succeed Greg Benckart, who has announced his intent to retire, effective July 1.

Jean-Marc Streng to take over as Managing Director of Honda UK

Feb 18, 2020    People

Honda UK announced changes to its senior management team, which will take effect from 1st April 2020. Current Managing Director, Dave Hodgetts, is to retire and will be replaced by Jean Marc Streng, while Phil Webb, will move to Honda Motor Europe (HME) as Deputy General Manager of HME Automobile Division, and be replaced by Rebecca Stead as Head of Automobile.

Mercedes-Benz Canada announces Adam Chamberlain as President and CEO

Feb 17, 2020    People

Nicholas J. Speeks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz North America, has appointed Adam Chamberlain to President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada effective April 1, 2020. Chamberlain succeeds Brian D. Fulton, who after 25 successful years with Mercedes-Benz has decided to depart the company to pursue other opportunities.

Erhard Schnell, Opel Designer, passes away at 92

Feb 14, 2020    People

Erhard Schnell died last weekend in Trebur, Hesse. The father of the Opel GT was 92. He remained closely associated with Opel until the last and was present at many events.

Keon Park named new Managing Director of Kumho UK

Feb 13, 2020    People

Kumho Tyre UK's new Managing Director, Keon Park (48), has held a variety of senior roles within the Kumho group since joining in 1995.

Nissan sues former Chairman Carlos Ghosn for $90 million

Feb 13, 2020    People

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has filed a civil lawsuit against Carlos Ghosn. The suit, filed at Yokohama District Court, Kanagawa, Japan, seeks an initial amount of JPY10 billion ($90 million) in order to recover a significant part of the monetary damages inflicted on the company by its former Chairman as a result of years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity.

Ford announces senior leadership changes

Feb 7, 2020    People

Ford Motor Company have announced that Jim Farley has been named chief operating officer of Ford, reporting to Jim Hackett, the company’s president and CEO, as Ford continues to carry out its Creating Tomorrow Together strategic plan.

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