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    Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

    2018-10-08T16:11:48Z

    Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing. Wendt was appointed to his new role on 1 October by the supervisory board, whose chairman Norbert Reithofer said: “The ...

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    Legacy of a moderniser: Sergio Marchionne

    2018-09-14T14:27:25Z

    Already known for turning around the Fiat Group in under two years, Sergio Marchionne was instrumental in Fiat forming an alliance with US carmaker Chrysler when it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. The Italian carmaker took a 20% controlling stake in Chrysler in June that year and Marchionne ...

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    Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    2018-09-12T09:01:56Z

    Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January. Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of ...

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    Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

    2018-09-11T14:54:18Z

    Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Manturov (pictured) has revealed that many Russian automotive manufacturers are increasingly using national currencies, rather than the US dollar, to pay for imported components. The move has been prompted by recent US sanctions on Russia. Several companies have so far announced the policy, trade ...

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    Harring becomes Bridgestone’s logistics chief in EMEA

    2018-09-04T11:16:34Z

    Ulf Harring (pictured) has joined global tyre maker Bridgestone as chief operating officer (COO) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for logistics, supply chain management and procurement, along with manufacturing, quality, IT, environment, and health and safety matters. He took up his new role ...

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    Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    2018-09-04T09:58:59Z

    Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees ...

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    Du Preez takes over from Hepner at MBUSA

    2018-08-29T10:14:56Z

    Dianna du Preez (pictured) is settling into a new role as general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), replacing Rory Hepner who took up a new role as general manager of strategic retail development in July. Du Preez was general manager of the Mercedes-Benz Academy and ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...

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    Victor Arabe leaves VW for Nationwide

    2018-08-22T11:14:23Z

    Victor Arabe (pictured), previously port manager for Volkswagen's business at the port of San Diego, in the US, has moved to Nationwide Auto Services (NAS) as director of business development. NAS provides paint and hail damage repair services but is widening the scope of its operations by working directly with ...

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    After Marchionne, what next for Fiat Chrysler?

    2018-08-06T16:41:57Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), former CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), was a remarkable man. He frequently dominated the automotive industry’s headlines and news agenda over the last decade or so and his recent passing away robs the industry of one of its few stars. In an age when corporate ...