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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 »


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 »

Steve Jobs considered building an Apple car in 2008

10:21 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Count Steve Jobs among those curious about what an Apple car would look like. In 2008, not too long after the Apple co-founder introduced the iPhone, Jobs was considering the possibilities of a much bigger gadget.... Read More »

JCI CEO's personal battles contrast with ethics-champion role

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Since he ascended to the top job at Johnson Controls two years ago, CEO Alex Molinaroli has championed a strong ethics policy for the supplier's 130,000 employees around the world. Now Molinaroli is facing questions about his own judgment, at least in his private life.... Read More »

FCA U.S. safety and regulatory chief Scott Kunselman to retire Nov. 30

10:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The executive who served as the face of Fiat Chrysler in its latest travails with U.S. safety regulators and Congress will retire next month. Scott Kunselman, 52, FCA's senior vice president of vehicle safety and regulatory affairs, will retire Nov. 30 after 30 years with the automaker and its corporate predecessors, the company said today.... Read More »

Johnson Controls’ board voices 'full support' for CEO Molinaroli

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The board of Johnson Controls has expressed support for CEO Alex Molinaroli following news reports and legal proceedings that detailed extensive financial ties between Molinaroli and a convicted Ponzi schemer.... Read More »

VW to freeze promotions due to emissions scandal, report says

7:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Volkswagen will freeze managerial promotions next year at its VW division as part of a savings drive to help meet the cost of a scandal over diesel emissions tests, a German business magazine reported today.... Read More »

JCI defends its CEO over link to scam artist

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Johnson Controls defended CEO Alex Molinaroli following reports of his ties to a convicted swindler, saying the executive was a victim of the scam, not an accomplice. In an Oct. 22 report, a Milwaukee newspaper detailed the relationship between Molinaroli and Joseph Zada, who was convicted on Sept. 3 in a Florida federal court on 15 counts of mail fraud in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme.... Read More »

GM appoints outside lawyers to top litigation, federal oversight posts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

GM appointed two more outsiders to top leadership posts within its legal department, after last year's firing of several high-ranking lawyers implicated in the company's ignition switch scandal.... Read More »

Ford general counsel, European manufacturing chief retiring amid executive shuffle

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Ford's general counsel and head of European manufacturing are retiring at the end of the year, part of a series of management changes the automaker announced today. David Leitch, 54, who has been Ford’s general counsel since 2005, will be replaced by Bradley Gayton, 52, the corporate secretary and assistant general counsel.... Read More »

VW appoints Santelmann head of finance arm

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

Volkswagen has appointed Lars-Henner Santelmann as new head of its finance arm, Volkswagen Financial Services, the carmaker said Oct. 16.... Read More »

Chevy's ad agency names new head of strategy, research

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

Commonwealth//McCann, Chevrolet's ad agency, appointed a new executive vice president who will lead global strategy for the Chevy account.... Read More »

VW denies report that at least 30 managers were involved in diesel cheat

8:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Volkswagen denied a report by German magazine Der Spiegel today that said at least 30 managers at the carmaker were involved in rigging diesel emission test results. "This number is completely unfounded," a VW spokesman said.... Read More »

Porsche North America names Klaus Zellmer CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Volkswagen's sports car unit Porsche today named Klaus Zellmer president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, effective Nov. 1.... Read More »

Former Fiat N.A. chief Stoicevich leaves FCA

9:23 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The Fiat Chrysler executive who, until last week, was overseeing the struggling Fiat brand in North America, has resigned. Jason Stoicevich, 36, resigned Oct. 7, Automotive News has learned. An FCA spokesman confirmed the resignation, which had not been announced, this morning.... Read More »

New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

9:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

New Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take "some time" to clear up a diesel emissions scandal that has hammered the company's stock and reputation.... Read More »

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom

11:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress.... Read More »

Bridgewater Interiors names Ron Hall Jr. as CEO

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Bridgewater Interiors LLC appointed Ron Hall Jr. to CEO of the joint venture between Johnson Controls Inc. and Epsilon Technologies LLC.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler management shuffle boosts Kuniskis, Manley

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has shuffled its North American upper management, giving more responsibility and brands to Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis and Jeep head Mike Manley. North American sales chief Reid Bigland also gets a larger role, taking over fleet sales.... Read More »

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