15 November 2007 | Paul Snell
The former purchasing director of Peugeot is to take charge of its car manufacturing business.
Jean-Philippe Collin, PSA Peugeot Citroën's vice-president for purchasing, will take over the running of the group's automobiles division from the 1 January 2008. Collin replaces Frédéric Saint-Geours in the board level position.
Collin began his purchasing career in 1982 as manager of one of IBM's components procurement centres in the USA. He has served as the head of purchasing at automotive supplier Valeo and as senior vice-president at electronics firm Thomson.
He has been in charge of purchasing at the car-maker since July 2004, and began reporting directly to Christian Streiff, the group's current president and chairman, in February this year.
Jean-Christophe Quemard will become the new purchasing chief at the start of January. He was previously director of the group's automobile platforms and technologies department and has worked at Peugeot since 1986.