miércoles, febrero 29, 2012
Publicadas por David Bravo-Sanchez a la/s 2:35 p.m.
martes, febrero 28, 2012
Fisker Automotive Appoints Tom LaSorda As CEO
Co-Founder Henrik Fisker Becomes Executive Chairman of the Company
Anaheim, California USA – February 24, 2012: Fisker Automotive is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Co-Founder Henrik Fisker will become Executive Chairman of the company, and Tom LaSorda is appointed CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board, with full responsibility for the running of the company’s day to day operations.
Henrik Fisker, who co-founded Fisker Automotive in 2007 after an illustrious design career at brands including BMW and Aston Martin, will focus on building the Fisker brand in global markets and the styling and design of future Fisker models.
“We have created a new automotive company, launched a new Electric Vehicle extended range technology and brought the Fisker Karma to market successfully in a remarkably short timeframe,” says Henrik Fisker.
“The Fisker Karma is the first car designed and engineered in America to win BBC Top Gear’s prestigious Luxury Car of the Year Award, as well as numerous other accolades, and that is something of which I am immensely proud.”
“I am looking forward to working closely with Tom as we steer the company into its future as an iconic global automotive brand with a range of desirable cars that offer environmentally responsible luxury.”
Tom LaSorda, who joined the company as Vice Chairman of the Board and executive advisor to the management team in December, will assume full CEO responsibilities and day to day operational management.
A well-known industry executive, with more than 30-years experience, LaSorda was a former CEO, President and Vice Chairman of the Chrysler Group and also held a number of executive positions at General Motors over a 23 year career.
“I am delighted to be assuming such a central role at this exciting time in Fisker Automotive’s history,” says LaSorda.
“The Fisker Automotive team has designed and engineered a great range-extended electric car with industry leading technology and it gives me great pleasure to be working together with the co-founders, Henrik Fisker and Barny Koehler to build Fisker Automotive into a global automotive company.”
“As part of our future strategy, we will be seeking strong partnerships and alliances as Fisker continues to grow as a brand.”
Fisker’s current Chairman of the Board, Ray Lane will remain on the Board as a critical member.
“I am looking forward to working with the new leadership team as we move to the next level in the company’s history,” says Ray Lane.
Thomas W. LaSorda - Wikipedia
Publicadas por David Bravo-Sanchez a la/s 2:27 p.m.
lunes, febrero 27, 2012
Publicadas por David Bravo-Sanchez a la/s 10:36 p.m.
domingo, febrero 26, 2012
sábado, febrero 25, 2012
viernes, febrero 24, 2012
Dotz is the “most promising wheel brand” in China
Alloy rim trendsetter gets award at AAITF
21st century China is clearly an automotive country and this is no longer simply about getting from A to B. This was also reflected at the 8th AAITF, Asia’s largest aftermarket trade fair occupies twice as much space as the famous German Essen Motor Show. For Dotz and its partner brand AEZ it was the first show in Guangzhou, a metropolis that has a larger population than Berlin. It couldn’t have been any better: Dotz brand manager and honorary guest Gerry Samer didn’t only open the trade fair, but he and his company also received a very special prize as the “Most Promising Wheel Brand“.
The prize was presented to AEZ sales manager Yuang Guo “Yoyo“ by the trade fair’s director, who also publishes the well-known IMP tuning magazine and the local offshoot of the renowned Option magazine. The visitors, however, wanted to get “documents” of a totally different kind. A comparatively large part of the ca. 300,000 visitors wanted to get an autograph of Dotz Girl Anna, who at Dotz’s booth was framed by local beauties. And the VW Scirocco with its new Dotz Fast Seven high-performance wheels also outshone its peers and found many an admirer. Products “made in Germany“ and the European style of tuning seem to go down very well in the Middle Kingdom.
Publicadas por David Bravo-Sanchez a la/s 5:14 p.m.