Automotive News People News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Sat, 2 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST The day 3 Hall of Famers met in Maranello http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM02/307289952/the-day-3-hall-of-famers-met-in-maranello Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain, who entered the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, 1978 was a big year for scoops. GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM02/307289964/gms-top-n-a-lawyer-shares-hot-seat-with-boss Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST When Lucy Clark Dougherty was named General Motors' top lawyer for North America in 2011, she was considered the likely candidate to succeed General Counsel Michael Millikin. Scheele wasn't too big to solve a paint problem http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM02/307289954/scheele-wasnt-too-big-to-solve-a-paint-problem Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Former Ford Motor Co. President Nick Scheele, who died this month at age 70, left warm memories throughout the auto industry. Mike Alexander, legendary custom-car builder, dies http://www.autonews.com/article/20140728/OEM03/307289996/mike-alexander-legendary-custom-car-builder-dies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mike Alexander, half of a Detroit-area brother duo who became famous for their custom cars, died July 18. He was 80. Nissan needs to be in the fast lane on self-driving tech, Ghosn says http://www.autonews.com/article/20140721/OEM02/307219952/nissan-needs-to-be-in-the-fast-lane-on-self-driving-tech-ghosn-says Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, who last year pledged to have self-driving cars ready by 2020, readily admits that the technology is a "long way from commercial reality" and a "regulatory minefield." Obituary http://www.autonews.com/article/20140707/RETAIL07/307079956/obituary Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Paul Miller, a Kentucky Ford dealer, died June 27. He was 92. NX chief on re-engineering the RAV4 for luxury http://www.autonews.com/article/20140706/OEM02/307079976/nx-chief-on-re-engineering-the-rav4-for-luxury Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:00:00 EST Lexus NX Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato oversaw development of the second-generation Lexus IS sedan and the current RX crossover. Longtime Rhode Island dealer Bob Rizzo dies http://www.autonews.com/article/20140630/RETAIL07/306309963/longtime-rhode-island-dealer-bob-rizzo-dies Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Longtime dealer Bob Rizzo died May 22. He was 71. Ex-Toyota, Dana exec Gary Convis: 'I failed' ... at retiring http://www.autonews.com/article/20140628/OEM02/306309999/ex-toyota-dana-exec-gary-convis-i-failed-at-retiring Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Gary Convis called it a career when he turned 65 in 2007 as head of Toyota engineering and manufacturing in North America in Erlanger, Ky. A couple of failed retirements later, Convis is still at it. Who's in charge at Cadillac? http://www.autonews.com/article/20140623/OEM02/306239969/whos-in-charge-at-cadillac Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Last week, Cadillac's U.S. sales chief, Bill Peffer, left abruptly after less than 10 months in the job, the third head of sales to leave in two years. Dealers desperate for some stability will have to wait for that promise.