Obituaries

Bob White, one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Workers, died at the age of 81. Michigan dealer Dick Huvaere died at the age of 72.

 

Mendel's next move: Spirited retirement

John Mendel approached American Honda CEO Toshiaki Mikoshiba nine months ago to put his departure in motion.

Carlos Ghosn, in his own words

Comments from Carlos Ghosn for interviews with Automotive News over the years

Ghosn's 18 years of epic battles

In the course of running Nissan Motor Co. for 18 years, Carlos Ghosn has racked up a long list of battles and dramas, many of them at his own

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Obituaries

Bob White, one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Workers, died at the age of 81. Michigan dealer Dick Huvaere died at the age of 72.

Six daring products that Ghosn championed

As Nissan CEO, Carlos "Le Cost Cutter" Ghosn has been a tough sell for product planners. He's been notorious for grilling his teams with difficult questions that demonstrated he did his own research. But since his 1999 arrival, Ghosn has signed off on some daring product initiatives -- sometimes green-lighted not because of their potential sales volume but because they strengthened Nissan's brand identity. Some examples:


Wanted man: Jobs he might have had

The partnership that Carlos Ghosn orchestrated turned him into a superstar who nearly became General Motors' savior a decade ago and who was courted twice by Ford Motor Co.

Ghosn's 18 years of epic battles

In the course of running Nissan Motor Co. for 18 years, Carlos Ghosn has racked up a long list of battles and dramas, many of them at his own instigation.

Wayland joins Automotive News

Automotive News has hired Michael Wayland, a veteran of The Detroit News and MLive Media Group, as a staff reporter.

Mendel's exit at Honda elevates U.S. newcomer

Tucked beneath the headlines last week about John Mendel's retirement from Honda were other several other key personnel changes that will shape the company's path moving forward.

Forward thinker

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said buying Opel would quickly create significant savings for both companies and lift their combined annual sales to as many as 5 million.

EDITORIAL
Buy American' is a tune for the bad old days

We believe in America. Don't question that for a moment. But UAW President Dennis Williams' talk of a "Buy American" ad campaign is one of those insipid '80s tunes we can't seem to tap our toes to.

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