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JASON STEIN

Krafcik's back: Many projects, scads of ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Somewhere between a conversation on the future of retailing and the excitement over meeting a big investor for a lunch in Century City, John Krafcik has discovered something incongruous in the way the world works.... Read More »

 

A look back at the Wagoner legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Rick Wagoner's forced departure from General Motors five years ago this week took some getting used to. He had been at or near the pinnacle of power at GM for 17 years. For eight years he was the company's CEO. Then, suddenly, it was over.... Read More »

 

Ukraine crisis makes Andersson's turnaround of AvtoVAZ tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Bo Andersson, the new CEO of Russia's No.1 carmaker AvtoVAZ, is battling to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis.... Read More »

 

VW's Tenn. plant chief is reassigned

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Frank Fischer, who has led Volkswagen AG's operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to U.S. manufacturing in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan veteran named to lead Infiniti product strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Bancon has long been involved with Nissan and Infiniti product strategy and product communications, and played a key role in the global launch of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Gary Bettenhausen finished 10th at Indy, but was the big winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
One astonishing act of valor and sportsmanship sums up the legacy of race car driver Gary Bettenhausen, who died last week at 72.... Read More »

 

AN reporter Mark Rechtin is Neal winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mark Rechtin, West Coast editor for Automotive News, won a first-place prize in the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards, a prestigious journalism contest that recognizes the nation's finest business-to-business media.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Lexus boss: Time for a clean-sheet approach to cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
You might assume that Tokuo Fukuichi, who takes over as head of Lexus on April 1, will walk in the door with firm ideas about the brand's look.... Read More »

 

OBITUARY

Former NADA instructor John Clancey dead at 82

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
John Clancey, a former instructor at the National Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Candidate Academy, died Feb. 22.... Read More »

 

AutoNation CEO honored for success

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson's success story is being used as an example to inspire young people.... Read More »

 

Barra is first GMI graduate to be auto CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Here's another bit of Mary Barra trivia: She's the first graduate of General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) to become CEO of GM or any automaker.... Read More »

 

1926-2014

William Clay Ford: A low profile but some big moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr., who died last week at 88, kept a low profile at Ford Motor Co. during most of his life. But the grandson of founder Henry Ford was a central figure in three milestone moments in Ford's post-World War II history.... Read More »

 

William Clay Ford's luxury-car legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
The Mark II, created 60 years ago under the direction of William Clay Ford, who died March 9 at age 88, still influences Ford, which is struggling once again to revive Lincoln.... Read More »

 

Automotive News' Keith Crain gets Hall of Fame honors

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Keith Crain, who in 43 years at the helm of Automotive News has grilled hundreds of top executives, broken some of the industry's biggest stories and served as one of its toughest critics and strongest supporters, has been elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

 

Obituaries: John Hall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
John Hall, who worked for Ford Motor Co. for 31 years, died March 1. He was 87.... Read More »

 

YOU'RE WHO??!!??

Larry Miller Group CEO dons fake beard, joins Utah Jazz Dunk Team for 'Undercover Boss'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
The good-natured guy with the fake beard and prosthetic beer belly hidden under his shirt was a bit slow selling the fries in the concession stand. But Jazz boss Greg Miller, CEO of Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., didn't have to worry about landing a job.... Read More »

 

Honda's board gets 2 doses of diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Honda Motor Co. is elevating a foreigner to the highest level yet at the Japanese company -- one rung below the board. It also has named its first woman to the board.... Read More »

 

Back to Britain for ex-Volkswagen exec Browning

March 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Jonathan Browning, who departed as CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. operations in December after a tumultuous year, has returned to his native England -- but not as an auto exec, exactly.... Read More »

 

Back to Britain for ex-Volkswagen exec Browning

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Jonathan Browning, who departed as CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. operations in December after a tumultuous year, has returned to his native England -- but not as an auto exec, exactly.... Read More »

 

Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
George Matick, who started in the parts department at his father's Dodge dealership in Detroit before buying a Chevrolet store in Detroit in 1967, died Feb. 9. He was 86.... Read More »

 

Guitars, not cars, get rockin' Boch a magazine spread

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Guitar Aficionado found a car guy to profile in its current issue: Massachusetts dealer/distributor/rocker Ernie Boch. The magazine's cover blurb: "BOSTON'S BILLIONAIRE CAR KING GOES GUITAR CRAZY."... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi: We're staying

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Tetsuro AikawaMitsubishi Motors Corp.'s newly named president pledged to keep the Japanese carmaker in the United States and said he would keep pursuing his predecessor's strategy of focusing on electrified drivetrains and SUVs.... Read More »

 

Q&A: DAVE ZUCHOWSKI

Hyundai boss aims to boost retail sales momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says his top priority is to get Hyundai's retail sales momentum rolling. He'll get help from the redesigned Genesis sedan arriving this spring and a redesigned Sonata mid-sized sedan hitting showrooms this summer.... Read More »

 

Bosch invests heavily in collision avoidance, infotainment

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Only suppliers with deep pockets like Bosch have the resources to develop cutting-edge technology such as collision avoidance systems, infotainment systems and EV batteries.... Read More »

 

Nissan's Palmer pursues the right formula

Jan. 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Andy Palmer, a British high school dropout who is Nissan's global No. 3 executive, believes a mathematical truth: Brand matters. Therefore, his plan to remake the carmaker's middling image will rely heavily on massaging fickle public opinion.... Read More »

 

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