Ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp working as adviser to PR firm

Julie Hamp, who left Toyota following an arrest for suspicion of violating Japan's drug laws, is working for global public relations firm Finsbury.


Fields could walk away from Ford with $57.5 million

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields, ousted by the board after the automaker's stock declined 37 percent on his watch, could walk away with about $57.5 million in compensation.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 1:56 pm ET - corrected

Ford awards multimillion-dollar retention bonuses to four executives

Days before it parted ways with former CEO Mark Fields, Ford offered retention stock bonuses to four top executives ranging from $2 million to $5 million.

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| UPDATED: 5/24/ 7:33 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California plant.

| UPDATED: 5/24/17 4:50 pm ET - adds details
Toyota hires VW marketing exec Shahani

Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integrated marketing operations. The move is effective June 5.

| UPDATED: 5/24/17 4:19 pm ET - adds stock close
FCA stumbles into U.S. regulatory crosshairs again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will now have to defend itself against accusations it's run afoul of environmental, safety and securities laws in the span of just a few years.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 1:56 pm ET - corrected
New Ford CEO Hackett conjures up memories of Mulally

It was déjà vu at Ford's world headquarters as Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage and introduced Jim Hackett as the automaker's new "transformational," turnaround-tested CEO.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 9:46 a.m. ET - adds Ford comment
Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.


VW's Mueller says culture change could still take years

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said some managers are resisting the automaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud. "There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership," Mueller said.

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Why racing matters

Racing is the soul and maybe even the starting point of the auto industry. That's why this issue of Automotive News is dedicated to the sport of automobile racing.


In the pits with Hendrick Motorsports

Athleticism, strength, an ability to work as a synchronized team and competitive drive are required to make the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports. Here's a look inside the training regimen.


Hendrick credits racing for his Hollywood connections

In the 1990 movie Days of Thunder, a car salesman convinces a retired crew chief to work with a cocky young driver. It's based on real-life NASCAR champion team owner and dealer Rick Hendrick, his late driver Tim Richmond and crew chief Harry Hyde.

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