PARIS – Renault looks outside its ranks for a new head of engineering to replace the retiring Odile Desforges, one of the highest-ranking women in the European auto industry. Jean-Michel Billig, who resigned last month as chief engineer at the Eurocopter division of Airbus, will join the auto maker July 1 and report to Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares. Billig joined Airbus in 1998 after three years in the European satellite business and, before that, with Schlumberger, a ...

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