Executives

Ghosn's final challenge: Secure future of the alliance

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.


Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.

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Genesis snub leaves some Hyundai dealers reeling

While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the luxury brand's retail network.

Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it?

UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change. They're urging rank-and-file members to "take back" the union from leaders they claim are overly willing to comply with employers' requests.

Obituary

Jenny Wegner, a fourth-generation owner of the oldest Buick dealership in the U.S., died Feb. 4. She was 62

Changes grip embattled GKN

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.

VW staff are unconvinced of culture change

Almost two-thirds of VW employees in Germany see no improvement in the automaker's corporate culture nearly two and a half years after its diesel emissions fraud was revealed.

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