Automotive News People News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Dealership group's chaplain connects with employees http://www.autonews.com/article/20140818/RETAIL07/308189990/dealership-groups-chaplain-connects-with-employees Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST The services of Chaplain Roy Inzunza is part of the spiritual and wellness benefits for employees of the 12-franchise dealership group. Blessing from Pope Francis may help sell a few Souls http://www.autonews.com/article/20140818/GLOBAL/308189962/blessing-from-pope-francis-may-help-sell-a-few-souls Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Kicking off a five-day visit to South Korea last week, the pope slipped into the back of a Kia Soul and rolled down a window to wave at the welcoming party, including President Park Geun-hye. Chrysler fills safety officer position http://www.autonews.com/article/20140818/OEM02/308189995/chrysler-fills-safety-officer-position Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Scott Kunselman, 51, who had been Chrysler's head of purchasing since 2012, was tapped to lead the company's new Office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance. A Renegade prime minister http://www.autonews.com/article/20140804/OEM02/308049936/a-renegade-prime-minister Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, front, checks out rear legroom in the Jeep Renegade with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann. Chrysler exec: Recalls strengthen industry ties http://www.autonews.com/article/20140804/OEM10/308059997/chrysler-exec-recalls-strengthen-industry-ties Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST This year's long list of automotive recalls is strengthening the bond between suppliers and automakers, Chrysler Group's head of quality says. 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." %]