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Glowing tributes to late Zach

Glowing tributes to late Zach

MEMORIAL MEETING BY IRI CHENNAI FOR LATE ZACH The Chennai Branch of Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) conducted a condolence meeting in memory of late Zachariah George (Zach), former General Manager – Development and Technical, MRF Limited, on January 18, 2018, at Rain Tree Hotel, Chennai. The meeting was attended by over 75 people including family

Industry Veteran to shoulder expansion plans of Kia Motors India

South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors has big plans for the Indian market. The company has entrusted veteran Kookhyun Shim with the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors India. He will manage the $1.1-billion investment plan for a greenfield manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh. He has been serving as the Head

Dagmar Steinert Joins ZF Friedrichshafen Board

Dagmar Steinert will join the Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen representing shareholders. In 2016, she joined the Board of Management of Fuchs Petrolub SE, the lubricant specialist headquartered in Mannheim as Chief Financial Officer. “Dagmar Steinert is a proven expert for Finance and Investor Relations. Furthermore, she has a profound knowledge of the automotive industry

ZF CEO Dr Stefan Sommer steps down

ZF Friedrichshafen Chief Executive Officer Dr Stefan Sommer has left the company with immediate effect. In a statement, the company has said that Sommer’s Deputy and Finance Board Member Dr Konstantin Sauer will lead the company until a successor is appointed. “We would like to thank Dr Sommer for his long-standing, successful employment in the

Franz-Josef Paefgen is the new Chairman of ZF Friedrichshafen

Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen has been appointed as the new Chairman of ZF Friedrichshafen AG by the Supervisory Board of the company at an extraordinary meeting on December 4, 2017. He will succeed Prof Dr Giorgio Behr. Paefgen has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2008. “ZF has successfully embarked on a long-term strategy

Leadership change in Volkswagen India

Volkswagen has appointed two new persons at its Passenger Car division in India. Ashish Gupta, who heads after sales, will now be responsible for Sales operations. Meanwhile, P Ravichandran, responsible for field operations, will be the Head of After Sales. They will be reporting to Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. Both these appointments

FADA Appoints Saharsh Damani as its first CEO

Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (F A D A) appoints Saharsh Damani as its first CEO. With a career spanning over a decade in various Liaising, M&A, Strategy and Research related roles, Damani will drive FADA’s work and support the Executive Committee, the Council and the dealer community at large in seeking solutions on issues

D K Sharma to Head TAGMA India

Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association of India (TAGMA India) has elected D K Sharma as the new President in a recently held Annual General Meeting at Bangalore. Sharma is the Executive Vice President and Business Head of Godrej Tooling, a leading Tool Room in the country. TAGMA India is a Non-Profit Organisation, actively promoting the