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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.


Volvo's Hakan Samuelsson to speak at Europe congress

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, who has pushed the Swedish automaker to new heights in the past five years, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona.

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| 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.

EDITORIAL
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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Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.


When I first met Jim Hackett

In the mid-1990s, I profiled Jim Hackett, now Ford's new CEO, as a "different kind" of CEO at Steelcase. Indeed he was.


Where Mark Fields fell short

Despite financial success, a lack of clarity about Ford's future, inability to inspire confidence in workers and indifference on Wall Street doomed Fields less than three years into his tenure.


Dealers: 'Who's Hackett?'

News that Mark Fields is out at Ford left surprised dealers with a common reaction. They want to know, 'Who is Jim Hackett?'

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