Davide Grasso named COO of Maserati, Harald Wester appointed Executive Chairman

Davide Grasso named COO of Maserati, Harald Wester appointed Executive Chairman

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) announced two moves in its leadership team. Davide Grasso, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nike’s Converse, joins FCA and is named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Maserati. Grasso also is appointed to the Company’s Group Executive Council (GEC).

Harald Krüger to step down as Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW

Harald Krüger to step down as Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW

The Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger, gave notice that he will not seek a second term of office. He informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr Norbert Reithofer, about his decision. The Supervisory Board will address the matter of a successor during its next meeting on 18 July 2019. Until a decision has been made, Harald Krüger will hold his position as Chairman of the Board of Management.

Abdallah Shanti to be Volkswagen's new Global CIO

Abdallah Shanti to be Volkswagen's new Global CIO

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is laying the groundwork for efficient and tailor-made digitalisation within the company going forward with a new IT organisation. Abdallah Shanti has been named Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Volkswagen brand and will lead the IT function set up at the end of April this year. He will be in charge of IT at in excess of 50 locations belonging to the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand worldwide.

PPG names James T. Jones as Vice President, Procurement

PPG names James T. Jones as Vice President, Procurement

PPG announced the appointment of James T. (JT) Jones as Vice President, Procurement, effective July 1. Reporting directly to Rebecca Liebert, Senior Vice President, Automotive Coatings, Jones will be responsible for leading PPG’s global procurement team, processes and strategy.

Nick Ratcliffe takes over as Customer Experience Director at Volkswagen Group UK

Nick Ratcliffe takes over as Customer Experience Director at Volkswagen Group UK

Volkswagen Group UK has appointed Nick Ratcliffe as its Customer Experience Director, with the goal of ensuring continued quality and customer satisfaction across the Volkswagen Group UK brands of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Seat and Škoda.

 Jorge Diez to lead design at Mitsubishi Motors Europe

Jorge Diez to lead design at Mitsubishi Motors Europe

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that Jorge Diez has joined MMC Design as the Head of Mitsubishi Motors Europe Design (MMED) near Frankfurt, Germany, and also becomes Vice President of Mitsubishi Motor R&D Europe (MRDE).