Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)

Piech's grip on VW weakened by row with CEO

April 19, 2015 18:12 CET

Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech's iron grip on the German carmaker has been severely weakened following a dramatic confrontation with senior board members last week that nearly resulted in a push to oust him, sources told Reuters....
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VW panel to meet today on leadership crisis, source says

April 15, 2015 19:08 CET

The steering committee of VW Group's supervisory board will meet today to try to resolve a leadership crisis caused by the exposure of a rift between its CEO and chairman, a source told Reuters....
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Piech, Winterkorn to discuss VW leadership crisis, report says

April 14, 2015 10:22 CET

Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech and the automaker's CEO, Martin Winterkorn, will discuss the company's leadership crisis when they meet in the next few days, a German newspaper reported. The two executives will discuss Piech's statement that he doesn't want Winterkorn to succeed him as VW chairman, the report said....
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VW board members back Winterkorn after Piech criticism creates crisis

April 12, 2015 16:47 CET

Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech faces resistance within the automaker's supervisory board to his criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn, deepening a leadership crisis at the automaker. Piech publicly withdrew his confidence in Winterkorn but major VW power players including the powerful works council, the state of Lower Saxony and Piech's cousin, Wolfgang Porsche, rallied to Winterkorn's side....
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Winterkorn will not succeed Piech as VW chairman, report says

April 10, 2015 15:09 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has no chance of succeeding Ferdinand Piech as the automaker's chairman, a German magazine reported. The relationship between Piech and Winterkorn is unsettled, the magazine reported....
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Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief

March 27, 2015 17:11 CET

Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart. Rogers will assume board-level responsibilities for the UK automaker's global engineering operations, reporting directly to CEO Ralf Speth, JLR said....
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GM board member Erroll Davis to retire

11:17 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015

Erroll Davis, a member of General Motors boards before and since the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy, will retire in June....
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GM strikes a deal with Harry Wilson

7:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

GM will buy back $5 billion in shares by the end of 2016 and return "all available" free cash flow to shareholders, a move that sidesteps a proxy battle with activist investor Harry Wilson. A former member of the federal automotive task force that restructured the company in 2009, Wilson will withdraw his nomination to join GM's board at its June meeting....
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GM in talks with activist shareholder Wilson, WSJ says

9:57 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2015

General Motors, seeking to avoid a proxy fight, is in discussions with activist shareholder Harry Wilson regarding his proposal to join the automaker's board and to return $8 billion to investors, the Wall Street Journal reported....
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Former BMW exec Diess starts as VW brand boss in July

Feb. 27, 2015 16:20 CET

Former BMW executive Herbert Diess will take charge of Volkswagen's core brand from Martin Winterkorn three months earlier than planned, VW said....
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Group 1 names banker Doyle Arnold to its board

12:51 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

Group 1 Automotive has named a new director to its board seven days after another director resigned. The retailer said today its board of directors appointed Doyle Arnold, 66, as a Class I Director, effective immediately....
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Group 1 director resigns citing Buffett-Van Tuyl deal

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Group 1 Automotive board member Beryl Raff has resigned, citing a potential conflict of interest related to her employer, Berkshire Hathaway, and its pending purchase of the Van Tuyl dealership group. Raff gave up her seat on Feb. 20, Group 1 said in an SEC filing....
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Activist Wilson to face savvy GM board

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

There's no shortage of gravitas on the GM board as directors weigh Harry Wilson's bid for a seat and his call for $8 billion in share buybacks. Collectively, the group has pulled off multibillion-dollar deals, turned around companies and, yes, taken on activist shareholders....
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Harry Wilson's unfinished business at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015

Harry Wilson's quest for a seat on General Motors' board is about more than the automaker's $25 billion cash stockpile. But on many measures, the former Obama administration auto task force member is saying essentially the same things as GM CEO Mary Barra and her team....
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Honda CEO Ito resists moves for his ouster, report says

6:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito, under fire for how he is dismantling the traditional way the Japanese car maker sources parts and technologies, has resisted moves for his ouster and will fight on for another two-year term, four people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
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GM adds former Lockheed executive as 5th female director

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

GM named Linda Gooden, a former executive vice president of Lockheed Martin, a director, giving the company's board of directors a fifth woman and second black member....
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Activist investor urges Lear to split in two for seating, electronics

11:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

An activist investor is urging Lear to split in two for better shareholder value. Marcato Capital Management LLC sent a letter to Lear's board today urging the company to split its two divisions -- electrical and seating -- into two separate companies....
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Delphi names Gupta as new board chairman

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Delphi Automotive today named Rajiv Gupta as its new board chairman, effective March 1, replacing the retiring John Krol....
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Daimler will extend contract of China division boss, paper says

Jan. 18, 2015 10:41 CET

Daimler will extend the contract of the head of its China division, Hubertus Troska, according to a newspaper report. Troska is said to be a potential successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche....
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Visteon names two new board members

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

Visteon named two new members to its board amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity at the supplier in recent months....
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Ford elects former FCC chairman Kennard to its board

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

Ford elected William Kennard, former US ambassador to the European Union and FCC chairman, to its board of directors....
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JCI's Molinaroli says employees 'rallied around' him after scandal

2:01 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli, in his first public comment regarding his extramarital affair involving a former consultant to the company, said his employees and the community have “rallied around” him since news of the scandal broke two months ago....
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Wilbur Ross steps down as chairman of IAC to take bank board spot

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Wilbur Ross, the billionaire turnaround artist who launched International Components Group in 2006, is stepping down as IAC’s board chairman to take a senior position at the Bank of Cyprus....
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Retired Ford exec Mascarenas joins ON Semiconductor's board

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Retired Ford chief technical officer Paul Mascarenas has joined ON Semiconductor's board of directors. Mascarenas, 53, also joined the semiconductor supplier’s science and technology committee, the company said Thursday....
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Colorado Ford, Subaru dealer Carlson in line to become '16 NADA chairman

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014

The National Automobile Dealers Association chose Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson as its next vice chairman, putting him in line to become chairman after Bill Fox of New York, who -- as expected -- will be NADA's 2015 chairman....
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