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Daimler names first non-German CEO as Zetsche era ends

Sept. 26, 2018 10:01 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 26 12:59 CET - adds details

Ola Kaellenius will be Daimler's first non-German CEO, taking the post next year. Current chief executive Dieter Zetsche will move to the automaker's supervisory board.
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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