Pascal Candau stepped down from the position of Renault Technologie Roumanie (RTR) general manager, after three years in office. He will take over other missions within Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, a Dacia press release informed on Thursday.
Candau has been replaced by Romanian Alexandru Simionescu, who took office early this month. The new RTR general manaer will coordinate the engineer teams of Groupe Renault Romania and is a member of the company’s managament board. He has a 15-year experience in management and as general manager, but also in such fields as research, structural analysis, development, engineering, software maintenance of the electronically assisted systems.
„I come from a sector which is an integral part of the automotive industry, of the IT systems, of the connectivity and innovation. Renault Technologie Roumanie is a success story of the Group and equally of the country. My intention is to continue this success, together with those 2,800 engineers connected to the RTR activity. Big, very complex projects are ahead us and I am counting on the RTR team, on my colleagues’ passion for cars and on their focus towards future. We’ll have very good results together,” said Alexandru Simionescu.
Alexander Simionescu, aged 49, graduated the Technical University of Vienna, Electric Engineering Faculty, Telecommunications specialisation. He started his career as an engineer within Siemens in Vienna in 1996, and he held several management positions for four years within the group’s branches in Vienna, Budapest and Munich. He became CEO of the Siemens Program and System Engineering” in Brasov in 2001 and joined Groupe Renault Romania as RTR GM on April 1, 2018.