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Mike Accavitti

Acura Replaces Its Chief

Acura has confirmed that it has appointed Jon Ikeda as its new chief, just as the brand prepares for the launch of its crucial second-generation NSX supercar. Former chief Mike Accavitti, a Chrysler veteran who only joined Honda in 2011 in a marketing role before being promoted to the head of the... read more

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Giorgetto Giugiaro

Giugiaro Quits Giugiaro: Automotive Design Icon Exits Company

Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Italian master behind iconic designs like Alfa Romeo's Giulia Sprint GTV, the DeLorean DMC-12 and the Lotus Esprit has resigned from Italdesign... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Luc Donckerwolke

Ex-Bentley Design Chief Tipped To Join Hyundai-Kia

It looks like Belgian designer Luc Donckerwolke may be headed to Korea to replace Peter Schreyer, who is currently in charge of design at Hyundai and Kia. It was announced... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
Bryan Nesbitt

PT Cruiser Designer Bryan Nesbitt To Lead Buick Design

Bryan Nesbitt, most famous for his work on the Chrysler PT Cruiser, has returned to the States to head up Buick’s design team. The American spent the last four years... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
Stefan Sielaff

Bentley Hires Stefan Sielaff As New Design Chief

Bentley has named Stefan Sielaff as its new design chief. The German designer is a Volkswagen Group man, having previously led design at Audi and more recently serving as... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
piechs head, 2000 Paris Auto Show

Ferdinand Piech Reportedly Unhappy With Appointment Of Nieces To VW Supervisory Board

After last week’s sudden departure of Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech and his wife Ursula from the automaker’s overarching supervisory board, which came... read more May 1, 2015 by 


 
Ferdinand Piëch with wife Ursula

End Of An Era At Volkswagen As Chairman Ferdinand Piech Quits

Perhaps the most influential player in the transformation of Volkswagen from near bankruptcy into a juggernaut comprising numerous brands and vying with the likes of Toyota... read more April 26, 2015 by 


 
Martin Winterkorn

VW CEO’s Contract To Be Extended Despite Chairman’s Recent Grievances

Volkswagen CEO and chairman of the board of management Martin Winterkorn has won the approval of the German auto giant’s supervisory board executive committee and will... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Ralph Gilles

Ralph Gilles Named Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Design Chief

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has promoted its straight-shooting designer—and weekend racer—Ralph Gilles to the role of head of design for the group. At... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Takanobu Ito

Honda Replaces CEO Amid Takata Airbag Recall Fiasco And Slowing Sales

Supplier firm Takata’s ongoing airbag recall has affected a number of automakers but primarily its biggest customer, fellow Japanese firm Honda, which on Monday... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
Randy Parker

Infiniti Names New U.S. Chief In Move To Boost Brand’s Presence

With no new products due this year, Nissan’s upmarket division Infiniti has a tough time ahead as it continues on its quest for relevancy in the global luxury market... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
Mark Bernhard

Mark Bernhard Named Holden Chief Following Sudden Departure Of Previous Head

Following the sudden departure of Gerry Dorizas after just eight months in the head role at Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has now... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
Michael Winkler

Bentley Appoints Michael Winkler As New U.S. Chief

Bentley, which is enjoying record sales at the moment, here in the U.S. and across the world, has announced it is appointing Michael Winkler as the new head of Bentley Motors... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Lex Kerssemakers

Lex Kerssemakers Named Volvo’s U.S. Chief

Volvo has announced that it is appointing Dutch executive Lex Kerssemakers as its new U.S. chief. The 55-year-old replaces former chief Tony Nicolosi and will have an... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Original NJ MBUSA Headquarters Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes Confirms Plans To Move U.S. Headquarters To Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz has a home in the United States, and it's been in New Jersey since 1972. That is set to change, however, as the German automaker has confirmed it will be moving... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
Albert Biermann

Former BMW M Engineering Chief To Oversee Development Of Hyundai Performance Cars

German auto industry veteran Albert Biermann, a former engineering chief of BMW’s storied M division, has been hired by Hyundai to oversee the development of new... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
 

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