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Renault Taps Tavares For New COO

Renault is grabbing sibling Nissan America's CEO, Carlos Tavares, to be its new COO. The move follows a shakeup at the automaker that involved the firing of three senior executives who had been accused of spying for the Chinese. After the three were exonerated, Patrick Pelata, the COO of Renault at the time and a confidante of Nissan/Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, was forced out. Tavares spent 23 years at Renault before being shifted over to Nissan North America in 2004.

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