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Daimler chairman wants sales chief groomed as next CEO, report says

10:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Daimler sales chief Ola Kaellenius could be in line to become the carmaker's next CEO, but not for several years as incumbent Dieter Zetsche may have his contract extended by three years through 2019, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Supply chain veteran Doug DelGrosso named CEO of Chassix

9:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Longtime supply chain executive Douglas DelGrosso has been named CEO of Chassix, a precision chassis casting and machining company that emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.... Read More »

GM quality chief Grace Lieblein to retire at end of month

1:23 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Grace Lieblein, GM's vice president of global quality and a key player in GM’s bid to improve its supplier relations in recent years, will retire at the end of the month. Her retirement was announced internally earlier this month, a GM spokeswoman confirmed today. Her replacement will be announced “at a later date,” according to a Dec. 1 internal memo.... Read More »

CDK says Anenen stepping down as CEO; Brian MacDonald named successor

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

CDK Global CEO Steven Anenen will step down from his role at the dealer software provider by June 30, the company said.... Read More »

Dow CEO's ouster sought following DuPont merger agreement, report says

9:46 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Dan Loeb, the founder of hedge fund Third Point, is calling for the removal of Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, days after the company agreed to combine with DuPont in the largest-ever chemicals merger, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VW picks Garcia Sanz to oversee handling of diesel scandal

11:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Volkswagen Group has picked one of its most experienced executives, Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, as the executive in charge of cleaning up its diesels scandal. The automaker also named Skoda's Frank Welsch as VW brand's new head of technical development.... Read More »

Current, former executives from Eberspaecher unit indicted in U.S. for price-fixing

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

One current and two former executives of Espar and its German parent company Eberspaecher have been indicted for conspiring to fix the prices of heaters used in trucks to keep drivers warm, the Justice Department said today.... Read More »

Metaldyne co-president Amato to step down

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Thomas Amato, co-president of powertrain components supplier Metaldyne Performance Group, will step down from the position at the end of the year, the company said today.... Read More »

Nissan shifts Diaz to truck VP; Canada president replaces him as senior sales VP

7:17 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Nissan said Fred Diaz, senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations, will take on a new position dedicated to truck sales in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The automaker announced several other management moves for its North American operations.... Read More »

AM General names manufacturing expert Andy Hove as CEO

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

AM General, manufacturer of specialty military and civilian vehicles, has named Andy Hove CEO, replacing Charlie Hall, who is retiring. The transition will take effect in early 2016.... Read More »

Tesla's 1,656 job openings underpin quest to become profitable

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Tesla Motors had 1,656 job openings posted as of Monday afternoon. After losing $1.88 billion since 2007, Tesla is piling on the personnel as it offers more models, builds the world's biggest battery factory and expands globally, including stores opening this week in Mexico City and Edinburgh.... Read More »

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Can retailer sell voters on his presidential candidacy?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Dealer Roque De La Fuente has a few things going for him as he tries to sell voters on his presidential candidacy. He knows how to sell, and he doesn't back down from a fight. He speaks in this Q&A of his past and his plans.... Read More »

GM says Kaher Kazem to head India unit

11:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

General Motors said Kaher Kazem will become head of its India unit effective Jan. 1 after the current chief, Arvind Saxena, retires as general manager at year-end.... Read More »

VW's suspended top engineer Hackenberg quits after 30 years

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen's suspended top engineer, has left the German group after 30 years, Audi said, as VW pushes ahead with the search for employees behind diesel emissions violations. Audi's supervisory board also appointed VW's new CEO, Matthias Mueller, as chairman, replacing Martin Winterkorn.... Read More »

GM global media director Jonathan Halvorson has left

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Jonathan Halvorson, director of global media strategy and branded entertainment at General Motors, has left the company after only eight months in the role, a spokeswoman confirmed.... Read More »

VW's billionaire owners to face workers for first time since scandal broke

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen AG's billionaire owners are set to break their silence on Wednesday, more than two months after the carmaker's admission to cheating on emissions tests, in a bid for workers' support as the company seeks a path out of the scandal.... Read More »

Ford labor chief Fleming to retire, other execs shift

11:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

John Fleming, Ford's global manufacturing head and labor chief, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said today in a statement detailing a series of leadership changes.... Read More »

Chinese automaker Dongfeng removes president under graft suspicion

7:43 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

Dongfeng Motor Group said it removed President Zhu Fushou from his position, after the government launched an investigation on him for suspected graft earlier this month.... Read More »

Chip Perry, TrueCar's new CEO, seeks to rebuild dealers' trust

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Chip Perry said his goal as the new CEO of TrueCar will be to win back the trust of auto dealers. Perry, 62, who helped build AutoTrader from a start-up venture into a $1 billion shopping site, was named CEO of TrueCar earlier today. He replaces Scott Painter, who announced his resignation as CEO in Augus... Read More »

FCA names Dahl to replace Kunselman as safety and regulatory chief

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Fiat Chrysler named Michael Dahl as its new director of vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. He replaces Scott Kunselman, who is retiring Nov. 30.... Read More »

Legendary automotive artist Art Fitzpatrick dies at 96

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Art Fitzpatrick, one half of the team that created some of the most eye-catching advertising artwork for General Motors from 1959 to 1971, passed away this week in Carlsbad, Calif., at age 96.... Read More »

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BLOG: Haunting memories of another terrorist attack in Paris

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Paris was rocked by an act of terrorism in 1986 when radical leftists shot and killed Renault President Georges Besse outside his home. There had been a wave of terrorism in Europe, much like today.... Read More »

TrueCar exec Dominique to leave at year's end

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Larry Dominique, executive vice president of industry solutions at TrueCar, is leaving at the end of the year in the latest executive departure at the online shopping site.... Read More »

Larry H. Miller Group names a new board of directors

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., the nation's fifth-largest private auto dealership group, has a new board of directors. The board is the final step in completing a giant corporate restructuring it started in March that included unseating CEO Greg Miller, son of the company's founder.... Read More »

Auto execs expect uptick in M&A deals through 2016

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Global automotive merger and acquisition activity is expected to increase in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey of auto executives.... Read More »

 
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