SINGAPORE -- BMW AG names Birgit Maier, 42, to head its Asian head office, making her the first woman to lead a BMW subsidiary. Maier becomes managing director of BMW Asia in April. She takes over from 30-year BMW veteran Felix Herrnberger, 53, who returns to Germany to head the company's motorcycle center in Munich. Maier started her career as a Mercedes-Benz saleswoman in 1983. Three years later, she moved to BMW to become a sales trainer. In 1991, she was named sales training manager, ...

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