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    Meritor appoints new global supply chain vice-president

    2019-11-06T10:39:00Z

    Dan Crabtree has been promoted to the post of vice-president of global supply chain at US parts supplier Meritor. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan…

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    GM appoints global purchasing and supply chain executives

    2019-10-31T16:17:00Z

    General Motors has promoted Doug Parks (pictured) to the role of executive vice-president of global product development, purchasing and supply chain as part of a number of recent senior leadership appointments…

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    Johan de Nysschen returns to VW as regional COO in North America

    2019-10-24T16:01:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has appointed Johan de Nysschen as chief operating officer (COO) for its North America region.

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    Holzammer returns to Autoneum to tackle North American challenge

    2019-10-15T09:33:00Z

    Matthias Holzammer (pictured) is back at Swiss parts manufacturer Autoneum, this time as CEO with the task of improving performance at the company’s loss-making North American operations. He was previously head of business group Europe, which he successfully restructured and transformed into a profitable operation from ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Manuel Medina Burrull

    2019-10-15T08:57:00Z

    Manuel Medina Burrull, Seat’s finished vehicle distribution manager, talks to Victoria Johns about paperwork, promises and believing in yourself

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    AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

    2019-10-09T11:50:00Z

    Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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    Julia Prescot joins Port of Tyne board

    2019-10-09T11:28:00Z

    Julia Prescot has been appointed a non-executive director of the Port of Tyne authority in North East England

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    Ben Buben to lead cargo sales at Jaxport

    2019-10-09T09:01:00Z

    Ben Buben has moved to a new role as director of cargo sales at Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) replacing Frank Camp, who has moved to a new role at Jaxport focusing on developing new and existing container cargo business 

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    Jeff Snyder takes on lead role at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

    2019-10-02T14:21:00Z

    Jeff Snyder has been taken up a new role at Ryder System as vice-president automotive, aerospace and industrial in the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions division

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    Martin Corner takes up global SCM role at Volvo Cars

    2019-10-02T11:43:00Z

    Martin Corner has moved from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance to take up a newly created role at Volvo Cars as head of supply chain management

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    Große-Loheide becomes procurement chief at VW

    2019-10-02T08:52:00Z

    Dirk Große-Loheide (pictured) joined the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on October 1, responsible for procurement. He was previously head of group operations procurement, a post he has held since April. A trained banker, Große-Loheide started working for VW in 1990 in the field ...

  • Joanne Perry
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    Teenage dreams and EVs – why it's not as simple as Thunberg thinks

    2019-09-30T08:51:00Z

    “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?” With such powerful language did 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg reproach world leaders at the UN’s Climate Action Summit last month. The ferocity of the pink-cheeked teenager provoked a tidal wave of reactions. I have a few observations myself….

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    Comment: It’s carmaking, Jim, but not as we know it – Grenadier turns industry logic on its head

    2019-09-25T11:11:00Z

    Led by Jim Ratcliffe, chemicals company Ineos – which also has interests in cycling and football – is now diversifying into the automotive industry. But the economics of its project to build a successor to the Land Rover Defender are questionable in terms of the logistics and also the current trading environment faced by Brexit Britain… 

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    6 questions in 60 seconds... with Dennis Manns

    2019-09-19T10:32:00Z

    Dennis Manns, industry consultant and senior automotive advisor North Motors LLC, talks to Victoria Johns about washing cars, American Honda and why you always need a plan B

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    DHL Supply Chain appoints automotive lead in Thailand

    2019-09-17T14:35:00Z

    Toshihiro Koyama, senior director automotive, DHL Thailand Toshihiro Koyama (pictured) has taken the role of senior director, automotive for DHL Supply Chain Thailand. He began the job at the beginning of September and is overseeing the expansion of DHL Supply Chain’s automotive business in Thailand, with ...

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    Avtovaz makes changes to senior supply chain management

    2019-09-03T09:05:00Z

    Mikhail Ryabov (pictured) has been appointed executive vice-president for vehicle production and supply chain management at Russian vehicle maker Avtovaz. Ryabov moves from his role as vice-president for vehicle production and takes over the new role from Ales Bratoz. Mikhail Ryabov is the new executive vice-president for ...

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    Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

    2019-08-27T13:02:00Z

    Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group. His goals in the new role include developing Seat’s electric strategy within the ...

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    Industry suffers blow with loss of Michael Druml, head of Magna Europe supply chain and purchasing

    2019-08-23T17:18:00Z

    Michael Druml, an influential supply chain management executive who played a major role in the logistics, supply chain and purchasing operations for divisions of Daimler and later Magna, died suddenly this week. He was 59 years old.

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    Andersen takes over as CEO of StormGeo

    2019-08-20T11:45:00Z

    StormGeo has appointed Søren Andersen as its new CEO. He replaces Per-Olof Schroeder, who left the company in June.

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    Robert Christensen to manage parts operations for Zotye in US

    2019-08-20T11:10:00Z

    Robert Christensen has been named vice-president of parts operations for Haah Automotive Holdings and Zotye USA