Executive AN

Fields earned 17% bump in compensation in 2015

9:13 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Ford gave Mark Fields a 17 percent raise in 2015, his first full year as CEO, the automaker said today in a regulatory filing. His total compensation was worth $18.6 million.... Read More »

Q&A WITH HONDA CEO TAKAHIRO HACHIGO

Fixing Honda and what more Abe can do

6:54 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Nine months into his tenure atop Honda, CEO Takahiro Hachigo has plans in place to put product recalls and quality issues behind the automaker.... Read More »

Tesla's top spokesman leaves ahead of Model 3 unveil

3:57 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Ricardo Reyes has left Tesla Motors after less than 18 months as vice president of global communications just as the electric-car maker prepares to sell its most important new model.... Read More »

Detroit auto show venue makes changes in management

12:07 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

The management company that oversees the Detroit auto show's venue, Cobo Center, has promoted assistant general manager Claude Molinari to general manager. In the new role, Molinari will oversee all of Cobo's operations for the firm, SMG.... Read More »

Chassix refurbishing plant that caused company's financial troubles

10:37 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

A year after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Chassix is inching closer to fixing the plant that almost single-handedly sent the supplier into insolvency.... Read More »

Ford creates mobility subsidiary; director Hackett resigns to lead it

9:51 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2016

Ford is organizing its exploration of mobility services into a formal subsidiary and putting board member Jim Hackett in charge of the new company, called Ford Smart Mobility LLC.... Read More »

Horn's departure could hamper VW turnaround, but not talks with regulators

3:28 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

The departure of Volkswagen's U.S. boss is a blow to the carmaker's attempts to revive sales after its emissions test cheating scandal, but should not disrupt its efforts to strike a deal with U.S. regulators, analysts and sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Longtime Ford executive Taub dies at 92

3:51 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

Robert Taub, a 42-year veteran of Ford Motor who served as the company's director of corporate affairs planning for two decades, died this week at the age of 92.... Read More »

Michael Horn out as CEO at Volkswagen Group of America

4:32 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, is leaving the company six months after the German automaker admitted to rigging U.S. diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

Lear appoints Facebook executive to board

9:28 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Lear has appointed Facebook executive Mary Lou Jepsen to its board of directors. Jepsen, 51, currently serves as Facebook's executive director of engineering and the head of its virtual reality unit Oculus. Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion in 2014.... Read More »

Longtime Jeep exec Morrison moves to Ram; Hegbloom to focus on Ram international

11:42 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler has named a top lieutenant of the Jeep brand to head the day-to-day operations of Ram, while the current head of Ram has been moved into a new job aimed at boosting Ram's international presence.... Read More »

TrueCar hires executive to 'strengthen' dealer relationships

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2016

TrueCar named its first executive vice president of dealer sales and service as the company adapts following last year's exodus of franchised dealerships.... Read More »

JCI says auto unit president Bolzenius is leaving

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2016

Beda Bolzenius will leave his role as president of Johnson Controls' automotive business by March 31, the world's largest auto seat supplier said today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.... Read More »

Exeter plucks new leaders from subprime rival Santander

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2016

Two executives have left Santander Consumer USA to take top leadership positions at Exeter Finance, the companies said Tuesday. Both lenders specialize in subprime auto lending.... Read More »

Hyundai taps Raphael as first Genesis brand chief

6:33 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2016

Hyundai, now entering the final stages of its plan to launch the Genesis luxury brand this summer, said it tapped Erwin Raphael as Genesis' first general manager in the U.S.... Read More »

John Riccardo, Chrysler CEO who helped recruit Iacocca, dies at 91

9:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2016

John J. Riccardo, the former accountant nicknamed The Flamethrower who rose rapidly to become chairman and CEO of Chrysler and later helped recruit Lee Iacocca to become his successor as the company's fortunes quickly soured in the late 1970s, died on Saturday. He was 91.... Read More »

Applied Acoustics International names industry veteran Larry Hagood as CEO

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Applied Acoustics International, the sound barrier and noise dampening supplier created last week when UGN Inc. sold its automotive acoustics business, today named Larry Hagood, 56, as its CEO.... Read More »

Bob Rossiter, who helped build and rebuild seating giant Lear, dies at 69

11:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Former Lear CEO Bob Rossiter, who worked with the company for 40 years and led it through bankruptcy in 2009, died Sunday after a yearlong battle with cancer.... Read More »

Chrissy Taylor named Enterprise COO

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016

Christine "Chrissy" Taylor has been promoted to Enterprise Holdings Inc.'s COO, the company said today.... Read More »

VW, seeking approval on emissions fix, replaces top U.S. lawyer

11:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Volkswagen AG replaced the head of its U.S. legal department with an outside lawyer as it seeks approval to fix nearly 600,000 vehicles that had software allowing them to cheat on emission levels.... Read More »

CarMax CEO Tom Folliard to retire by end of year

10:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

CarMax CEO Tom Folliard will retire by the end of the year, the used-car retailer said today. He will be succeeded by Bill Nash, the executive vice president of human resources.... Read More »

GM names executive to lead autonomous driving efforts

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

GM is reorganizing certain vehicle engineering operations to speed efforts to develop autonomous and electrified vehicles. Doug Parks, GM's vice president for global product programs, will become vice president for autonomous technology and vehicle execution, reporting to global product chief Mark Reuss.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Johnson Controls' CEO brings his own scandal to Tyco

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

First came the affair. Then the Ponzi scheme. Now -- a $28.8 billion transaction involving two storied American corporations. It's been a remarkable run for JCI CEO Alex Molinaroli.... Read More »

Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company, report says

10:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Apple's Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA names Chamberlain as VP of sales

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA today named Adam Chamberlain its vice president of sales, effective April 1. Chamberlain, 42, replaces Dietmar Exler, who was promoted to CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA in December following the resignation of former CEO Steve Cannon.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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