Steven Armstrong appointed Group Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company
Steven Armstrong is group vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading Ford’s European and Middle East and Africa business units, executing the One Ford plan to achieve profitable growth through an unprecedented focus on new products, a strong brand and increased cost efficiency. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets. Armstrong also will continue to serve on the Ford Sollers and Ford Otosan boards of directors, effective since Oct. 1, 2016. (more…)
Sherif Marakby appointed Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company
Sherif Marakby is vice president of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company, effective June 12, 2017. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets. Marakby joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and served in a variety of positions in Product Development throughout North America and Europe. His roles ranged from having full responsibility of regional vehicles’ powertrain and lineup to his role as the vehicle line director of all c-size cars globally, including Ford Escape, Focus and C-MAX. Marakby also worked in Plant Vehicle teams for several years, delivering significant quality and financial improvement to the business at two vehicle-manufacturing plants. (more…)
FEV Group Reinforces its Operations in Europe, South America, and Asia
Dr. Ernst Scheid (l.) has assumed the chairmanship of the executive board of the newly-founded FEV Asia GmbH.
Dr. Michael Wilhelm has been appointed executive vice president.
Dr. Jens Ludmann (l.) has been named chairman of the executive board at FEV GmbH. Dr. Norbert Alt, vice president business region Europe & South America, has become a new member of the board.
FEV has restructured the global management of its subsidiaries and continues to strengthen the structure of its local sales organizations in Asia, Europe and South America.
The company’s Asian market business will be reorganized under a newly founded company, FEV Asia GmbH, to which all Asian FEV subsidiaries will report. As part of this new Asian business structure, Dr. Ernst Scheid becomes chairman of the executive board and Dr. Michael Wilhelm has been appointed executive vice president.
Management News related to Delphi to spin off its powertrain business
Delphi´s powertrain operations will become a separate publicly traded company.
The business unit works primarily in the optimization of drive systems.
Schaeffler appoints Matthias Zink as new member to its management board
With effect from 1 January 2017 the Schaeffler supervisory board appointed Matthias Zink (46), Manager of the business unit Transmission Systems, as new member of the management board.
Matthias Zink is becoming successor of Norbert Indlekofer (58) whose contract has not been prolonged. Norbert Indlekofer has left the company on 31 December 2016.
Dr Peter Mertens to become new AUDI Head of R&D
Dr Peter Mertens
hitherto Senior Vice President
Research & Development, Volvo Cars, Sweden
moves to AUDI, taking over the same position.
Several media report that Dr Peter Mertens is going to be the new Head of Research and Development at AUDI. When this is going to be is not clear by now.
FEV expands and strengthens its E/E business
Dr Thomas Hülshorst, Group Vice President Electronics and Electrification, FEV
Jürgen Ogrzewalla, Head of Business Unit Electronics and Electrification Europe, FEV
As a result of further expansion in the fields of alternative drives, connectivity and driver assistance systems (ADAS) at international engineering service provider FEV, Dr. Thomas Hülshorst has taken over global management of the electronics and electrification business unit. In his new position as group vice president electronics and electrification, he will report to the COO of FEV Group Holding GmbH, Dr. Ralf Marquard. FEV’s Jürgen Ogrzewalla has assumed responsibility for the activities of the business unit in Europe and, thus, assumes Hülshorst’s previous position, which he had held since 2012.
ZF Board Member Rolf Lutz to Retire
Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Corporate Quality, Commercial Vehicle Technology, and the Region of South America, ZF Group
After 36 years at the ZF Group, Rolf Lutz will retire in the fall of 2016. As a member of the Board of Management, 64-year-old Lutz is currently responsible for Corporate Quality, Commercial Vehicle Technology and the Region of South America. In the last two years he also supervised the establishment of the ZF Real Estate Management. Lutz has in particular left his mark on ZF’s commercial vehicle business by driving internationalization and innovation in a variety of positions.
Barb Samardzich, Vice President and COO, Ford of Europe
Steven Armstrong, President, Ford South America
Barb Samardzich, Vice President and COO, Ford of Europe, has elected to retire Oct. 1.
Samardzich, has hold several leadership positions at Ford in the U.S. and Europe. As COO since November 2013, she was responsible for many Ford of Europe’s operations, including Manufacturing, Quality, Product Development, Purchasing, and Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering.
Continental Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Transmission Business Units under New Leadership
At the international technology company Continental, two Business Units in the Powertrain Division are under new leadership.
former Head of the Transmission Business Unit taking over the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit
Former Head of Development moves to the top of the Transmission Business Unit
Noel R. Mack,
was appointed Executive Director Truck Driveline Systems of AAM in June 2016 with global responsibility. Before that Noel Mack held the position of Director – Development of Great Wall Motors in Baoding, China.
CEO of GETRAG, has decided to leave GETRAG on 30 June 2016