Executive AN

Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFO

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.... Read More »

FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, exactly seven years after arriving to work for the former Fiat S.p.A. in the US.... Read More »

Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes

12:38 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Daimler AG has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

Apple hires architect of BMW and Mercedes satellite navigation systems

4:18 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

Apple has hired Sinisa Durekovic, a software engineer who led the development of satellite navigation systems used by luxury carmakers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.... Read More »

Former GM executive Darwin Clark dies

2:40 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Darwin Clark, a General Motors executive who held key senior management positions at Buick and Oldsmobile and in GM's overseas operations from the 1980s to the early 2000s, died Tuesday. He was 76.... Read More »

Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named

1:44 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.... Read More »

Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentence

12:31 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.... Read More »

Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report says

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making

1:29 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Motors president leaves amid fuel economy scandal, report says

4:03 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

The president of Mitsubishi Motors is stepping down amid a fuel economy scandal that surfaced in April, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Tetsuro Aikawa's post will be filled by Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko, the report said.... Read More »

German state refused to clear VW management but relented, report says

11:04 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Volkswagen shareholder Lower Saxony wanted to withhold its backing for the carmaker's top management at a supervisory board meeting but relented to avoid further damaging the company, a source close to the German federal state told Reuters.... Read More »

GM reviewing dealer sales metric in wake of legal setback

3:15 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

General Motors is reviewing the way it measures dealer sales effectiveness following last week’s court ruling in New York that deemed the company’s current system unfair, a top executive said.... Read More »

FCA shakes up purchasing, quality staffs

12:36 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has shaken up its global purchasing and quality management teams, as well as the executives charged with overseeing those areas in North America. FCA named Scott Thiele, 46, its former vice president of global product finance, as its new global head of purchasing.... Read More »

Nissan adds a sustainability chief

1:29 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the Japanese carmaker on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Porsche picks new r&d chief as suspended Hatz quits

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Porsche AG's supervisory board has appointed Michael Steiner as new head of r&d, replacing Wolfgang Hatz who will leave the sports-car maker at his own request.... Read More »

Ito named CEO of Denso International America

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group buys his own store

3:03 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

The former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., Greg Miller, has purchased his own dealership, the former Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, Calif., outside San Diego.... Read More »

Apple hires Tesla engineer to head car project, report says

11:23 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Apple hired former Tesla Motors vice president of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on "special projects" related to the tech giant’s electric car initiative, website Electrek reported today.... Read More »

Musk ahead of pace to profit from Tesla stock options

4:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Elon Musk is ahead of schedule to get a huge payday from Tesla Motors even though he earns less than $40,000 in annual salary.... Read More »

Akebono lands new U.S. CEO from Mahle Behr

4:20 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Akebono Brake has named former Mahle Behr executive Wilm Uhlenbecker as its U.S. CEO, replacing interim CEO Kanji Miyajima. Uhlenbecker was president of air conditioning and engine cooling supplier Mahle Behr America Inc.... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive Systems names new CEO for U.S. unit

4:14 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems America announced today the promotion of Paul Carroll to president and CEO. He's the first non-Japanese to serve in the role.... Read More »

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BLOG: Women auto leaders honored during NADA events

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

Why aren't there more women in the auto industry? There is no simple answer, but it was nice to see several honored with “atta girl” pats on the back at events held during the NADA conference, here in Las Vegas this weekend.... Read More »

Ratan Tata, unbridled at 78, meets his young self in startups

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

For all of Ratan Tata's success, his early years at Tata were fraught with frustration because nobody at the empire founded by his great grandfather in 1868 would listen to his new ideas. Since he retired in 2012, he's been devoting himself to startups.... Read More »

Six former GM lawyers linked to ignition scandal will keep law licenses, report says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Six former General Motors lawyers who were let go over their roles in the automaker’s ignition-switch controversy will keep their Michigan law licenses, according to a news report.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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