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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 »


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 »


BLOG: ZF executive 'remarkably comfortable' in one-on-one chat with Obama

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

The most commonly asked question I've received in the past 24 hours is: “Were you nervous?” But I can honestly tell you that my 10-minute one-on-one conversation with the president was remarkably comfortable.... Read More »

Pope's blessing

Fiat from Pope Francis' U.S. visit to be auctioned

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

The tiny black Fiat 500L that ferried Pope Francis to the White House and Congress during his historic first visit to the United States will be auctioned in Philadelphia next week, officials said today.... Read More »

Porsche, Piech families support embattled VW CEO, report says

8:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016

The Porsche-Piech family, which controls a majority of the voting rights in Volkswagen, are standing behind CEO Matthias Mueller, insiders say, despite criticism of his handling of the emissions crisis during a U.S. visit.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names first-ever 'safety advocate'

10:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler said today that Kristen Kreibich will be its first-ever safety advocate, responsible for “promoting greater awareness” of auto safety.... Read More »

Plastech founder Julie Nguyen Brown dies

11:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Julie Nguyen Brown, a Vietnamese immigrant who founded and presided over what was once the largest minority-owned U.S. auto supplier, has died.... Read More »


Ghosn stands apart on consolidation, car sharing

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The auto industry may be looking for more consolidation and new opportunities in car-sharing. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's response? Not so fast.... Read More »

Mazda moving its U.S. headquarters, but not far

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mazda, which has maintained a U.S. headquarters in Southern California since 1970, is joining the parade of automakers and brands that have decided to move their headquarters. But it’s not going very far -- or even leaving town.... Read More »

Hillary Clinton plans Detroit fundraiser during auto show

12:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will host a Tuesday fundraiser at the same hotel where many media members and auto executives will stay at for the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Ally Financial targeted by activist hedge fund

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

The hedge fund pushing for changes at Ally Financial said today it wants to work closely with the U.S. auto loan company's management team but is disappointed with its initial response.... Read More »

Phil Murtaugh to resign as CEO of China's Qoros Automotive

7:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Auto industry veteran CEO Phil Murtaugh will resign from Qoros Automotive for personal reasons after less than a year at the helm of the fledgling Chinese automaker, which is backed by Kenon Holdings and Chery Automobile Co.... Read More »

GM names Barra chairman; Solso stays on as lead director

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

GM's board of directors has elevated CEO Mary Barra to the role of chairman, replacing Tim Solso, who will continue to serve as lead independent director. She will remain CEO of the automaker. Solso has been chairman since January 2014, the same time that Barra took the CEO job.... Read More »


BLOG: These five innovators at CES deserve a closer look

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Hundreds of companies, from multibillion-dollar suppliers to untested startups, are converging on Las Vegas this week to show off the technology that could define the cars of the future. Here are five under-the-radar companies that deserve a closer look.... Read More »

Wheel supplier Superior gets makeover under new CEO Stebbins

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2015

Superior Industries, the longtime auto supplier with roots dating back to 1957 in southern California, is reinventing itself and the wheels it makes. New CEO Donald Stebbins is aiming to take Superior away from being a “middle of the road” supplier.... Read More »


BLOG: Why auto suppliers need to confront their brain drain

7:32 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2015

Top talent isn't abandoning the auto industry, necessarily. It's just moving to the innovators in the car market, many of them makers of self-driving and electric cars.... Read More »

Mercedes U.S. chief Cannon to leave; Dietmar Exler named successor

10:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon is leaving the automaker to head the company that owns the Atlanta Falcons. Dietmar Exler, 47, will become CEO of Mercedes Benz USA effective Jan. 1, Mercedes said in a statement today.... Read More »

VW will continue paying former CEO Winterkorn for another year, report says

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Volkswagen's former CEO Martin Winterkorn will be paid by the carmaker until his contract expires in a year's time, sources close to the company's supervisory board told Reuters.... Read More »

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