SAO PAULO – Herbert Demel, who headed Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. from 1997 to 2002, recently was named CEO of Fiat Auto SpA based largely on his deep understanding of the European and Brazilian automotive markets. Herbert Demel becomes CEO of Fiat SpA. Demel left Brazil last year – just as Fiat nudged Volkswagen out of the sales leadership position it held for 42 years – to run Magna International Inc.’s Magna Steyr niche-car assembly operation in Austria. Says Alberto ...
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