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Reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.

10:55 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here is a compilation of reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.:... Read More »


Ford's Detroit Lions didn't match automaker's turnaround

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr. bought the Detroit Lions in 1963 for $4.5 million, but was never able to realize the same successful on-field rebirth with the team that the Ford family's automotive company managed in recent years.... Read More »


Ford awards Mulally $13.8 million in stock for 2013 performance

5:08 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Ford awarded CEO Alan Mulally $13.8 million in stock for the automaker's performance last year when its profits grew in North America and sales picked up speed in China.... Read More »


Keith Crain named to Automotive Hall of Fame

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Keith Crain, who has led Automotive News for more than four decades, has been elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Crain will join Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech, customer satisfaction pioneer J. David Power and late designer Alex Tremulis as 2014 inductees, the Hall of Fame said in a statement today. They will be honored at the organization's annual induction ceremony on July 24.... Read More »


Subaru of America names Nakamura CEO

2:21 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Subaru of America has named Tomomi Nakamura as CEO effective April 1, taking over from Takeshi Tachimori. Tachimori will return to Japan, where he will be responsible for global sales, including those in the United States, for Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries. He spent three years as CEO of Subaru of America.... Read More »


VW hires Daimler veteran Renschler to push truck alliance plans

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen appointed former Daimler executive Andreas Renschler to its management board to deepen cooperation at its commercial vehicles operations.... Read More »


Hyundai vice chairman touring U.S. operations this week

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, heir apparent to South Korea's Hyundai-Kia automotive juggernaut, is touring the company's volatile United States operations this week.... Read More »



The disappearing GM gender pay gap that wasn't

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
In a shocking surprise to no one who was actually aware of the facts, General Motors did not really cut CEO Mary Barra's pay when it promoted her to CEO. Nor is GM paying Barra significantly less than her male predecessor, as some media outlets recklessly claimed. In fact, Barra stands to make significantly more money than Dan Akerson did as chairman and CEO, GM revealed this week.... Read More »


GM expects to pay Barra $14.4 million in 2014

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
General Motors expects to pay CEO Mary Barra about $14.4 million this year, GM said today in response to reports speculating on her compensation compared with that of retired CEO Dan Akerson.... Read More »


Fisker exec Klatt hired by CCS to chair master's program

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The College for Creative Studies in Detroit has named former Fisker Automotive executive Alexander Klatt as the chairman of its transportation design master's degree program. Klatt, 50, was the vice president of global design at Fisker, where he led a design team that developed the Karma and Atlantic hybrid sports cars.... Read More »



Mitsubishi, in naming Aikawa as next president, declares its independence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2014
The naming of Tetsuro Aikawa as Mitsubishi Motors' next president marks a key step toward independence for the carmaker. It may finally be getting out from under the thumbs of its largest shareholders.... Read More »



New Federal-Mogul co-CEO's mission: Accelerate supplier's aftermarket business

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
For years, rumors circulated of activist investor Carl Icahn's desire to sell his investment in Federal-Mogul. Yet, the deals never transpired, and for now it seems Icahn is focusing energy, and capital, to growing its aftermarket business into an international juggernaut with a mainline to his oversight.... Read More »


Tata names Mistry interim chief as Slym successor sought

9:08 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover's Indian parent company, said Chairman Cyrus Mistry, 45, will lead the company while it seeks a permanent replacement for Managing Director Karl Slym, who fell to his death last month.... Read More »


Federal-Mogul replaces co-CEO with Icahn executive

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Federal-Mogul said one of its co-CEOs is stepping down to be replaced by a board member and executive affiliated with its controller shareholder -- longtime Wall Street player Carl Icahn.... Read More »


VW brings back Barnes as U.S. sales chief

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Volkswagen of America said today it has rehired former COO and sales chief Mark Barnes as vice president of sales, bolstering VW's executive team as it plots the next step toward a goal of nearly doubling sales in the United States by 2018.... Read More »


Clinton greeted warmly by dealers, hails GM's Barra

1:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Hillary Clinton, whose choice as NADA keynote speaker caused such controversy, was warmly received by dealers this morning as she gave an hour-long speech to a near-packed house at the Morial Convention Center.... Read More »


DCH's Susan Scarola named Woman of the Year by Manheim, AutoTrader Group

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Susan Scarola, vice chairman of DCH Auto Group, received the 9th annual Barbara Cox Anthony Automotive Woman of the Year Award by Manheim and AutoTrader Group on Sunday.... Read More »


VW parts ways with U.S. sales chief Trivieri

9:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Volkswagen of America has disclosed the departure of another top executive: Frank Trivieri, 51, who since 2011 had been the Volkswagen brand's executive vice president of sales.... Read More »


GM picks Jim DeLuca to replace Tim Lee as manufacturing chief

10:48 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
General Motors has named Jim DeLuca to lead its global manufacturing operations, the latest in a string of executive changes at the automaker and the first major personnel move since Mary Barra took over as CEO. DeLuca, 52, succeeds Tim Lee, 62, who is retiring.... Read More »


Barra: GM to stay on course set by Akerson

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra said today that she plans "no right or left turns" from the path laid out by her predecessor, and expects to accelerate the company's turnaround in part through better integration of its regional operations around the globe.... Read More »


Auto marketing vet Deborah Wahl to join McDonald's

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Deborah Wahl, the former Toyota marketing executive who jumped to Chrysler before leaving the industry in 2008, has been named the chief marketing officer for McDonald’s Corp.... Read More »



Why Barra's pay isn't a gender equity issue

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
After GM released some details of Mary Barra's compensation in her first year as CEO, a few stories began popping up citing the numbers as proof that the automaker is not really that progressive after all. But there's no reason to believe this one instance has anything to do with gender inequity.... Read More »


Video: Media spotlight on GM’s Mary Barra

11:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
These features from ABC-TV mark some of the media attention drawn by Mary Barra this week as she became General Motors’ CEO. She reflects on her mother’s mandate about college, sharing the news about her promotion with her family, and a career principle that kept her “focused on the job I was doing -- not on the next job.”... Read More »


Chrysler powertrain chief Gradu departs

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
The executive whose responsibility it was to ensure the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative drive system worked properly has left Chrysler Group to pursue other interests. Mircea Gradu, 50, who has been with Chrysler since 2007 and head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering, left the company Wednesday.... Read More »


GM expects 'modest' gain in U.S. retail market share in 2014

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors expects to gain "modest" market share at the retail level in the United States this year while continuing to command strong prices, the company said today as its new executive management team took charge.... Read More »


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