Tag: career

May 20, 2022 - 12:39 pm

VW presents Board of their battery unit

With the European Company (Société Européenne) founded last December, Volkswagen wants to bundle activities along the battery value chain. The group has now presented six members to make the Board of Directors, headed by Frank Blome, which is to expand the battery business from Salzgitter.

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May 11, 2022 - 02:19 pm

Change in management at Stellantis and Opel/Vauxhall

About 15 months after the founding of the Stellantis Group, Group CEO Carlos Tavares makes several new management appointments. Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz, who only took up his post last year, is leaving the brand to replace Maxime Picat at parent company Stellantis.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 02:04 pm

Klaus Zellmer to take over as chairman at Skoda

Klaus Zellmer will become the new Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto on 1 July 2022. The VW brand’s board member for marketing and sales succeeds Thomas Schäfer, who will take over as chairman of the board of the Volkswagen brand on 1 July.

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Mar 24, 2022 - 11:11 am

Piëch appears to have trouble with employee retention

In 2020, the Swiss electric car start-up Piëch Automotive announced a number of prominent new additions – namely former Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller, long-time Porsche manager and Burmester CEO Andreas Henke and former Tesla European CEO Jochen Rudat.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 03:38 pm

Magna loses CEO to Rivian

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr is losing its CEO. According to media reports, Frank Klein is moving to the US electric car manufacturer Rivian as the new COO to get the struggling production back on track.

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Mar 8, 2022 - 03:57 pm

Polestar expands their Supervisory Board

Before its planned listing on the US stock exchange Nasdaq in the second half of this year, the electric car manufacturer Polestar has announced that it will expand its supervisory board. Some heads from Volvo will join the board – and ex-Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 04:32 pm

Michael Lohscheller joins Nikola Motor

The German top manager Michael Lohscheller has joined Nikola Motor. The US manufacturer of battery and fuel cell trucks has appointed Lohscheller as president of the company. The former Opel CEO and short-term head of Vietnamese automotive start-up VinFast will report to CEO Mark Russell as president of Nikola.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 03:03 pm

EKPO Fuel Cell appoints new management

EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies has announced a change in management. Armin Diez, previously one of the three managing directors of EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies left the company at his own request and for private reasons on 31 December 2021. His successor Stefan Schmid began on 1 February 2022.

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Feb 15, 2022 - 02:13 pm

Blackstone Resources spins off holding company

The Swiss commodities company Blackstone Resources is spinning off its German battery division Blackstone Technology into the newly founded Blackstone Technology Holding AG. David Batstone has been appointed CEO of the new holding company.

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Feb 11, 2022 - 03:19 pm

Tesla: Musk calls Model X production stop ‘idiotic’

While Tesla sets new sales records for the Model 3 and Model Y in almost every quarter, the Model X has been experiencing problems for over a year. As Elon Musk has now admitted, these problems are largely homemade due to a misjudgement. There are also two other software recalls in the US.

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Jan 4, 2022 - 01:35 pm

Change in management strategy at Aiways

Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is reshaping its management team to gain more market share in its home market: Aiways has secured a new round of financing worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to local media reports, involving a major restructuring of the management team – and arguably a change in strategy.

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Dec 31, 2021 - 03:28 pm

VinFast delivers first electric cars, Lohscheller leaves

VinFast has delivered its first electric cars to customers in Vietnam. This is the e-SUV VF e34, of which VinFast plans to deliver thousands more vehicles in January 2022. It was also announced that the German CEO Michael Lohscheller has resigned after only four months.

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Dec 22, 2021 - 03:08 pm

TÜV Süd invests $44 million in Michigan EV testing facility

The German standards testing company TÜV SÜD has announced that it will invest 44 million US dollars in an approximately 7,400 square meter test facility for electric vehicle batteries near Detroit in the US state of Michigan. This is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2023 and will create 40 jobs.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 08:10 pm

Biermann retires at Hyundai, new executives named

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai Motor Group’s research and development department, is retiring. Biermann led the development of new Hyundai, Genesis and Kia models and the E-GMP electric platform. His successor has already been named.

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Dec 13, 2021 - 02:57 pm

Proterra announces new CEO

Proterra announced that Gareth Joyce, who currently serves as President of Proterra, will succeed Jack Allen as Chief Executive Officer and join the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.

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Dec 13, 2021 - 02:49 pm

Volkswagen founds battery unit in Europe

Volkswagen has founded a European Company (Société Européenne) to bundle activities along the battery value chain. In the future, third parties will also be able to participate in the SE as investors. In addition, VW confirms a number of personnel appointments in battery development.

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Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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Dec 8, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Ralf Brandstätter rumoured to take over VW in China

According to a media report, VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter is to become the Volkswagen group’s new board member for China, replacing group CEO Herbert Diess in this post. Brandstätter would thus still join the group’s board of management, albeit in a different capacity than previously suspected.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 01:09 pm

Power struggle at VW leaves Diess with less control

A solution is emerging in the power struggle at Volkswagen. According to insiders, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess can continue to lead the Wolfsburg group, but he will have to relinquish power. The solution apparently foresees, among other things, that VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter will be promoted to the group’s board of management.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 12:56 pm

Sono Motors launches supervisory board

Sono Motors has presented its five-member supervisory board. The background is the company’s US IPO launched in mid-November: the ordinary shares of the Munich-based electric car start-up have been traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “SEV” since 17 November.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Confusion surrounds Nio’s plans for Europe

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has denied reports that the company is planning a European plant in Poland. The publication of the job advertisement for an “EU Plant Operation Manager” in Mazowieckie, Poland, on which the reports were based, was a “technical error”.

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Nov 26, 2021 - 03:15 pm

VW hires battery experts from BMW and Apple

Volkswagen has hired two high-profile managers for its battery programme. One of them is said to be Apple’s head of battery development Soonho Ahn, while solid-state cell expert Jörg Hoffmann is also to join VW from BMW.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 04:29 pm

CATL launches personnel recruitment in Germany

About two years after the start of construction, CATL plans to hire more employees for its battery cell factory near Erfurt in the next few weeks. The workforce is expected to increase from around 180 employees from Thuringia at present to about 225 by the end of the year.

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