Automotive News People News Feed http://www.autonews.com News, blogs and commentary from the leader in North American automotive news en-us Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST World Congress kickoff speaker: Audi's de Meo http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM02/310209821/world-congress-kickoff-speaker-audis-de-meo Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Luca de Meo, Audi AG's board member for sales and marketing, will be the opening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13. LaSorda's fund finds new investor -- an old friend http://www.autonews.com/article/20141020/OEM02/310209826/lasordas-fund-finds-new-investor-an-old-friend Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Dieter Zetsche's Chrysler days are long over, but he's pretty good at maintaining ties with old colleagues from Auburn Hills, Mich. Lutz on the Aztek: Blame GM culture http://www.autonews.com/article/20141018/OEM/310209829/lutz-on-the-aztek-blame-gm-culture Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST It's always assumed that Bob Lutz got his job as GM's product czar in 2001, coming out of retirement at age 69, because of the spectacular failure of the Pontiac Aztek. Obituary http://www.autonews.com/article/20141013/OEM02/310139952/obituary Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Al Wagner, a former Chrysler and Toyota executive, died Oct. 3. He was 83. A chance to bid farewell to Sir Nick http://www.autonews.com/article/20141013/OEM02/310139966/a-chance-to-bid-farewell-to-sir-nick Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST The Detroit auto industry will get a chance to celebrate a much-admired executive who passed away before many were ready to see him go. The family of Nick Scheele will host a service to honor his life at 6 p.m. Oct. For Buffett, long drive to next Cadillac http://www.autonews.com/article/20141006/RETAIL07/310069983/for-buffett-long-drive-to-next-cadillac Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s purchase of the Van Tuyl Group means he probably won't be going back to Huber Cadillac, the Omaha, Neb., dealership where he bought a new XTS in May. Buffett, already an investor, doubles down on autos http://www.autonews.com/article/20141006/RETAIL07/310069985/buffett-already-an-investor-doubles-down-on-autos Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Warren Buffett's purchase of the Van Tuyl Group may be his first foray into auto retailing, but he already has bet heavily on the turnaround of General Motors. Time to get to know Barra better http://www.autonews.com/article/20140929/OEM02/309299965/time-to-get-to-know-barra-better Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST General Motors CEO Mary Barra landed on the cover of Time magazine, submitting to a lengthy and largely favorable profile. Mulally nips talk of prez run in the bud http://www.autonews.com/article/20140922/OEM02/309229956/mulally-nips-talk-of-prez-run-in-the-bud Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST News flash: Alan Mulally is not running for president. Obituaries http://www.autonews.com/article/20140908/RETAIL07/309089955/obituaries Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST Obituaries on Sonny Bledsoe, Tim Gallagher and Gene Wilson %]