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Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan

4:34 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/1/15 9:03 am ET - adds background
Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan.

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015 | UPDATED: 6/30/15 10:37 am ET -- corrected
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the family's namesake carmaker. Osamu Suzuki will keep his positions as chairman and CEO.

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.

Bill Ford to receive award from Steven Spielberg

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will receive the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation at the organization's gala on Sept. 10.

Car guy Lutz still has the vision for flying high

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Bob Lutz, the former General Motors product development chief who turned 83 in February and is getting married this summer, is still involved with...

LE QUEMENT'S LANDMARKS

Sparks flew when French designer and Bob Lutz met - and when they collaborated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2015
When it came to matters of taste and vehicle styling Patrick le Quement never could hold his tongue.

Former Ford ad exec Gerry Donnelly dies at 67

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Gerry Donnelly, a longtime advertising executive for the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands, died Saturday, June 13, in Florida. He was 67.

Takata cuts CEO's pay in wake of airbag crisis

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada earned less than 100 million yen ($810,373) in the business year ended in March, or less than half of the 206 million yen...

Toyoda earned $2.84 million last year after bonus doubles

7:47 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Toyota President Akio Toyoda earned 352 million yen ($2.

Toyota HQ raided by police over executive's arrest, report says

10:28 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Toyota's headquarters was raided by police over the arrest of the company's new communications chief, Julie Hamp, for the alleged illegal import of...

Kerkorian kept the pressure on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Kirk Kerkorian, who died last week, never quite managed to close the blockbuster deals he chased in Detroit.

Bumps in Toyota's road to diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Stumbles with two high-profile foreign executives at Toyota cast a pall over what had been a bold move forward in the internationalization of the...

Constant merger talk is testing faith in Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The constant drumbeat of stories about efforts by Sergio Marchionne to provoke a merger with General Motors is testing the faith of the dealers,...

JESSE SNYDER

'Car guy' passion is universal

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
I have always been impressed at how the auto industry is full of people with passion. I don't mean folks who like their jobs.

Industry leaders to join Automotive Hall of Fame

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees are Elwood Haynes (1857-1925), who co-founded Haynes-Apperson Automobile Co.

Hyundai taps ex-Bentley design chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Former Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke will succeed Peter Schreyer as head of design for the Hyundai and Kia brands, sources say.

Kirk, Lee and the one that got away

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
When billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian set his sights on acquiring Chrysler 20 years ago this summer, he effectively pushed the automaker into its...

Toyoda defends 'close friend' Hamp after arrest

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda defended his "close friend" and global communications chief Julie Hamp a day after her arrest for allegedly importing narcotic...

Daimler poaches BMW's connected drive executive

1:09 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2015
Daimler said it had hired Sajjad Khan, a senior BMW executive responsible for the automaker's Connected Drive program, in a coup for the...

Toyota 'confident' arrested exec Hamp didn't intend to break Japan drug laws

6:52 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015
Toyota expressed confidence in communications chief Julie Hamp, its first female senior executive, after she was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a...

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