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JIM LENTZ, CEO, TOYOTA NORTH AMERICA

Plano pioneer: Lentz plots his next moves at Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp.'s North American CEO was among the first employees to relocate to the new corporate home in Texas last September, part of an expeditionary team for what eventually will be a 4,000-strong work force.
DETLEV VON PLATEN, CEO, PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA

Porsche's U.S. boss prepares for more growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Porsche's U.S. CEO expects this year to reach the brand's target of selling more than 50,000 vehicles in the U.S. The increased sales aren't enough to justify U.S. production. But Porsche does have plans for more U.S.
ALAN BATEY, GM NORTH AMERICA PRESIDENT

GM remains bullish but choosing a long-term view

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Alan Batey says he wants growth but insists that General Motors won't chase market share or get into incentive wars, as it did in the past.

JOE HINRICHS, FORD PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAS

Ford sweated details to improve launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
When Ford began building the aluminum-bodied version of its most profitable vehicle last year, the automaker set out to avoid the glitches that had...

JOSE MUNOZ | CHAIRMAN, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Munoz says Nissan's 10% U.S. share in reach

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Nissan Chairman Jose Munoz faces a difficult assignment: He must take Nissan and Infiniti to a combined 10 percent US market share by March 2017, up...

JOE HINRICHS INTERVIEW

Ford rides truck wave as small cars fizzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
After preparing for a future built on small cars, Ford is now straining to keep up with demand for SUVs and crossovers.

STEVE CANNON | CEO, MERCEDES-BENZ USA

At Mercedes, signs point to a strong year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two years from now, Mercedes-Benz USA will be a different company with "a new level of energy," CEO Steve Cannon said.

MARK FIELDS, CEO, FORD MOTOR CO.

Fields forges ahead as Ford faces new competition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Mark Fields spent his first few months as Ford Motor Co.

OSAMU MASUKO, CEO, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORP.

Masuko aims to build on Mitsubishi's momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Osamu Masuko, at the helm of beleaguered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for nearly a decade, wrapped up a hard-fought restructuring this year.

YASUYUKI YOSHINAGA, PRESIDENT, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Subaru boss: Strong growth brings new challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Hot-selling Subaru is going from strength to strength under Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries.

HAKAN SAMUELSSON, CEO, VOLVO

Upbeat outlook for Volvo in U.S., China, Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Hakan Samuelsson, who took over as Volvo's CEO two years ago, has begun a turnaround at the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker.

MASAMICHI KOGAI, CEO, MAZDA MOTOR CORP.

Mazda chief: Profit trumps volume, market share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
In June, Masamichi Kogai marked his first anniversary as Mazda Motor Corp.

Barra Q&A: At GM, the biggest changes are just beginning

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Mary Barra was just weeks into her job as the first female CEO of a global automaker when General Motors was consumed by a safety crisis now linked...

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Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history.

JOE EBERHARDT, PRESIDENT, JAGUAR LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA

Jaguar Land Rover to revise dealer incentive program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover North America will work this year to revamp its variable margin -- the incentives dealers receive on top of the standard margin --...

LUDWIG WILLISCH, CEO, BMW OF NORTH AMERICA

Electric drive is key to putting BMW on top in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
In five years, BMW will be the biggest luxury brand, be known for its electric mobility and have top-rated customer service, says Ludwig Willisch,...

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Volvo sets sights on U.S. with product onslaught

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2014
With new engines, new technologies and new vehicles, Volvo Cars of North America wants to have 1 percent of the U.S. automotive market in five years.

MICHAEL BARTSCH, VICE PRESIDENT, INFINITI AMERICAS

Infiniti's U.S. boss gets new products, positioning

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Michael Bartsch left as COO of Porsche Cars North America to become vice president for Infiniti Americas less than a year ago.

STEVE CANNON, CEO, MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Cannon: 'Amazing product' drives Mercedes' sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA is likely to set a sales record this year as growth for luxury brands continues to exceed that of the mass market, said Steve...

TOM DOLL, PRESIDENT, SUBARU OF AMERICA

Record-setting Subaru aims to be top 10 'in everything'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
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JOSE MUNOZ, CHAIRMAN, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Nissan brand is prospering, but Munoz wants more

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
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