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American Axle Q2 net grows 12%

10:50 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings said today its second-quarter net income increased 12 percent from the year-earlier period to $58.6 million.... Read More »

FCA battles in court with Australia ex-CEO

9:56 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

FCA traded charges in court with its former Australia CEO, who denied breaching his legal duties and said he acted on instructions from above after a lawsuit by the carmaker accused him of excessive spending and illegally enriching himself through commercial deals.... Read More »

Amazon hires ex-Top Gear presenter Clarkson for TV series

11:02 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson, the TV presenter who was ousted as host of “Top Gear” this year, will front a new show on Amazon.com in 2016, underscoring the online retailer's drive to push its streaming service with big-ticket names.... Read More »

Sonic President Scott Smith named CEO

12:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Sonic Automotive is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a statement today.... Read More »

Former GM researcher, auto safety expert Donald Friedman dies at 88

1:14 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015

Donald Friedman, a former General Motors researcher and auto safety consultant, died last month in Southern California. He was 88.... Read More »

Friedman to leave NHTSA after serving as interim boss

12:25 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015

David Friedman, deputy administrator of NHTSA and its interim leader during the 2014 General Motors recall crisis, is leaving his position, the agency confirmed today.... Read More »

Dana names IAC's Kamsickas as new CEO; Steve Miller takes helm of IAC

9:45 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Jim Kamsickas, the CEO of International Automotive Components Group, is leaving his company to become CEO of Dana Holding Corp. while Steve Miller -- a key player in the automotive supply chain for several years -- will take over as head of IAC.... Read More »

Toyota Financial CEO, CFO take on added duties

10:49 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2015

Toyota Financial announced globally expanded roles for two of its top executives, Mike Groff, president and CEO, and Chris Ballinger, senior vice president and CFO.... Read More »

Tesla hires ex-Burberry exec to lead N.A. sales

6:43 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2015

Tesla has hired former Burberry senior vice president Ganesh Srivats, adding a sales executive to help the electric-car maker extend its reputation for automotive luxury to an increasingly global audience.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan names Olive as head of manufacturing engineering, supply chain

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance today named Jerome Olive its new executive vice president of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management, effective Aug. 1.... Read More »

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.... Read More »

Bill Ford to receive award from Steven Spielberg

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will receive the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation at the organization's gala on Sept. 10. Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg will present Ford with the award.... Read More »

Former Ford ad exec Gerry Donnelly dies at 67

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015

Gerry Donnelly, a longtime advertising executive for the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands, died Saturday, June 13, in Florida. He was 67.... Read More »

Takata cuts CEO's pay in wake of airbag crisis

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015

Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada earned less than 100 million yen ($810,373) in the business year ended in March, or less than half of the 206 million yen ($1.67 million) he took home in the previous year, a regulatory filing showed today.... Read More »

Ford moves to advanced stage of autonomous car development

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2015

Ford said its work on autonomous vehicles has moved into the second of three phases, shifting "from a research effort to an advanced engineering program" that brings the technology closer to production.... Read More »

Toyoda defends 'close friend' Hamp after arrest

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda defended his "close friend" and global communications chief Julie Hamp a day after her arrest for allegedly importing narcotic painkillers and promised the investigation will show that the company's first upper-level female executive had no intention of breaking Japanese law.... Read More »

Toyota 'confident' arrested exec Hamp didn't intend to break Japan drug laws

6:52 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

Toyota expressed confidence in communications chief Julie Hamp, its first female senior executive, after she was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a Japanese drug offense involving a prescribed medication, saying she did not intend to break any laws.... Read More »

Daimler poaches BMW's connected drive executive

1:09 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

Daimler said it had hired Sajjad Khan, a senior BMW executive responsible for the automaker's Connected Drive program, in a coup for the Mercedes-Benz parent company.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Who was Kirk Kerkorian? He was a money man

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

It was always about the money for Kirk Kerkorian, the auto industry provocateur who died Monday at 98.... Read More »

Commentary on Kirk Kerkorian

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Here is a roundup of comments and reaction about Kirk Kerkorian's impact on the U.S. auto industry from a variety of published reports. Kerkorian died Monday at age 98.... Read More »

NEAL E. BOUDETTE

BLOG: Kerkorian-Iacocca tag team hit Chrysler execs with a reality check

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian took a run at Chrysler in 1995 when he launched an unsolicited $20 billion takeover bid. Perhaps even more astounding was whom he had teamed up with: Lee Iacocca.... Read More »

Ford ad agency names NASCAR exec as COO

12:43 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Ford's ad agency, Global Team Ford, has named Kim Brink as its new COO. Brink had been NASCAR's senior vice president of marketing.... Read More »

GM labor negotiator retires; Barra signals more involvement in UAW talks

10:14 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

General Motors' lead labor negotiator has retired, marking the departure of two of the Detroit 3's top labor officials just weeks ahead of contract negotiations with the UAW. Meanwhile, GM CEO Mary Barra also appears set to take part in the formal talks.... Read More »

Visteon names Harman exec as new CEO

8:41 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

Auto parts supplier Visteon today named Sachin Lawande as its next CEO, succeeding Tim Leuliette, whose retirement was announced in March.... Read More »

DAVID BARKHOLZ

BLOG: A prescient meeting with Al Iacobelli

4:17 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2015

In 10 years of covering UAW negotiations for Automotive News, a face-to-face conversation I had with Al Iacobelli in 2011 stands above the rest.... Read More »

 
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