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Tom Kowaleski, attention-grabber

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Tom Kowaleski, the former Chrysler, General Motors, BMW and Lincoln public relations executive who died suddenly last week at age 63, always knew how to tease a product story....
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FCA US touts volunteer program for its dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
FCA US is expanding its in-house volunteer program to dealers nationwide to provide a way for dealerships to increase community involvement....
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AutoNation loses a key architect

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
With COO Mike Maroone's pending departure, AutoNation Inc. must complete its digital transformation without one of the plan's key architects. Maroone, 61, will step down as COO in February and retire April 1, the nation's largest dealership group said....
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Mercedes 'will lose talent' in move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, says only about 40 percent of its 1,053 employees are likely to move when the U.S. headquarters moves from New Jersey to Atlanta. Mercedes has made offers to the employees it wants to keep....
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FCA's Bigland not giving up on stair-steps

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's head of U.S. sales says controversial stair-step dealer incentives require a strong stomach but are the best way to align dealer and factory goals....
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GM'S ELECTRIC POWER

New Volt raises profile of engineer Fletcher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
For a mechanical engineer who once worked on 1,000-hp race boats and Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s roaring NASCAR engines, Pam Fletcher is pretty stoked about a car that starts with barely a whisper. Fletcher, General Motors' executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles, oversees the team that will deliver the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid this week in Detroit....
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LaNeve may light a fire under Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Ford Motor Co.'s installation of former General Motors executive Mark LaNeve as its new U.S. sales and marketing chief shows that the automaker plans to get more aggressive. Last year’s slip stemmed from more than just pickups; cars and utility vehicles lost share, too....
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Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Former automotive supply executive Rupe Atkin died Dec. 11....
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Daimler's Kaellenius, NHTSA's Rosekind to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ola Kaellenius, sales and marketing chief at Mercedes since October 2013, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14....
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Q&A

Jaguar sales boss Goss sees growth from the fleet market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
After years of weak sales because of its aging products, Jaguar is poised for a surge this year following the arrival of its new XE midsize sedan and updated large premium XF....
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Patti Swope says dad with her 'in spirit' as she takes helm of dealer group

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Sam Swope died at 88 on Dec. 9, less than a month before his only daughter was to take over as CEO of the Louisville, Ky., group....
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BIG TO-DO LIST

BMW's Krueger must strengthen core products and improve in some niches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Harald Krueger, the 49-year-old tapped last week to become BMW's next CEO, has some work ahead to maintain the German automaker's competitive edge. Among the challenges: strengthening core products to combat much-improved rivals....
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Daimler's new CEO contender

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Mercedes-Benz sales and marketing chief Ola Kaellenius is emerging as a formidable candidate to replace Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche....
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2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Panelists to focus on retail trends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Three experts with rich backgrounds in auto retailing will discuss the convergence of trends and what they mean for the future during next month's Automotive News World Congress in Detroit....
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Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Longtime auto dealer Bob Moore died Dec. 1. He was 81. Sam Swope, who developed one of the nation's first regional auto malls, died Tuesday, Dec. 9. He was 88....
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Why BMW loves California

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
BMW North America is headquartered in New Jersey, which means shorter flights to Munich for CEO Ludwig Willisch. But Willisch spends much time thinking about the West Coast....
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Ford's Rewey innovated with SUVs, leasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Robert Rewey, a former Ford Motor Co. sales and marketing chief who helped make SUVs and other trucks popular by giving them carlike features and promoted leasing as an alternative to traditional financing, died Nov. 29 at his home in Palm Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 76....
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Bob Thomas led Nissan in tough times

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Bob Thomas, who served as CEO of Nissan's U.S. sales company in the 1990s as the Japanese automaker veered into financial trouble, has died. Thomas died Nov. 23 in Hawaii after a brief illness, according to friends and former colleagues. He was 69....
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2014 ALL STARS

Marchionne is Fiat Chrysler's miracle worker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Automotive News' 2014 Industry Leader of the Year is Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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Google exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Does Google want to become an automaker, or is it more interested in producing the software and maps required for the driverless car? Chris Urmson will outline Google's agenda and explain the road ahead for autonomous driving on Jan. 14 at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Family celebration

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Some notable names were on hand when Ford introduced the 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang last week in California....
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YASUYUKI YOSHINAGA, PRESIDENT, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Subaru boss: Strong growth brings new challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Hot-selling Subaru is going from strength to strength under Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries. The brand is poised for a sixth straight year of record U.S. sales, and profits are getting a big boost from favorable exchange rates....
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CARLOS GHOSN, CEO, NISSAN MOTOR CORP.

Ghosn: 'We're going to continue the offensive' in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, 60, is one of the auto industry's longest-serving chief executives. He is pressing the Japanese automaker to reach an 8 percent global market share by the end of March 2017 -- up from 6 percent on Sept. 30, the end of the first half of Nissan's current fiscal year....
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OSAMU MASUKO, CEO, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORP.

Masuko aims to build on Mitsubishi's momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Osamu Masuko, at the helm of beleaguered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for nearly a decade, wrapped up a hard-fought restructuring this year. Now, things are looking up. He restructured the company around electrified drivetrains and cars for emerging markets, and he engineered the company's return to a regular shareholder structure that no longer gives outsized influence to Mitsubishi Group companies....
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MARK FIELDS, CEO, FORD MOTOR CO.

Fields forges ahead as Ford faces new competition

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Mark Fields spent his first few months as Ford Motor Co. CEO traveling the world to talk to employees about his strategy -- continuing and accelerating the One Ford plan created by his predecessor, Alan Mulally. Now, Fields says, Ford can take that framework into a challenging future where it faces not only competing automakers but "fierce nontraditional competitors."...
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