Toyota's Leroy to speak next month at Europe congress

Didier Leroy, Toyota's highest ranking non-Japanese executive, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona, Spain.


Ford gets a ‘proven transformational leader’

Bill Ford has frequently spoken of a desire to spark a cultural revolution within Ford, and now he has a CEO with a record of doing just that.


IHS manager Jackson moves to OESA

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association has tapped IHS veteran Mike Jackson as its executive director of strategy and research.

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Failed Google deal left Fields in the lurch

A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford. The episode indirectly left Ford struggling to voice an autonomous vehicle strategy and led to the emergence of Jim Hackett.


Automakers wary of Trump's focus on trade deficits

Automakers and other stakeholders in the coming trade debates are urging Trump administration negotiators to look beyond the size of bilateral trade deficits in determining where and how to attack the nation's export gap.


Twin power centers emerge at Ford

Ford's revamped management structure puts Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley in new, more powerful positions that could put one of them in line to lead the company in the future.


Whose hotel is this anyway?

Call it opportunism or maybe just trolling, but Fiat Chrysler last week held not one, but two recruiting events at a hotel in the heart of Ford Country.


Bo knew

Jim Hackett, Ford's new CEO, was a backup center on the University of Michigan football team in the mid-1970s.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fields never had Mulally's leeway

With all due respect to Bill Ford, it is likely that Mark Fields was unable to sharpen his message or clarify his strategy because his board chairman didn't allow him to do either on his own.


Mini seeks higher used-car sales

Mini executives want the brand's U.S. dealerships to pursue used-car sales with more vigor, so they're offering bonuses to dealerships that hit used-volume targets.

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