Management Changes

Suzuki's 84-year-old CEO causes concern over lack of succession plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
Suzuki's investors are becoming increasingly concerned over who will succeed the carmaker's 84-year-old boss, Osamu Suzuki, who has spent almost three decades as head of the company....
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Renault names new engineering chief

June 25, 2014 12:02 CET
Renault named company veteran Gaspar Gascon Abellan as its new engineering chief. Abellan succeeds Jean-Michel Billig, who has left the automaker to work on personal projects....
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BRUCE GAIN

At PSA, Tavares echoes Renault's management template

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares's new executive committee structure is very much like the one he left behind at Renault when he was Carlos Ghosn's No. 2....
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Denso makes changes in North American executive management

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso said Sadahiro “Sam” Usui is the new chairman and CEO of its North American unit based in suburban Detroit. Usui replaces Hikaru "Howard" Sugi in the position. Sugi is retiring after heading Denso International America for the past three years....
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SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon has named Michael Majerus as its new chief financial officer. He starts a three-year term on July 1....
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Tavares names Europe chief, reshuffles top jobs at PSA

June 18, 2014 11:23 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has appointed a boss for the company's European operations and recruited a former top Renault executive to head manufacturing in his latest management changes at the automaker....
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IAC promotes veteran exec to head European commercial operations

June 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Luxembourg-based supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has promoted Marcus Nyman to senior vice president of commercial operations for the European region....
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VW names Vazin successor to Cervone as U.S. communications chief

2:06 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
Volkswagen Group of America said today that it promoted Scott Vazin to executive vice president of group communications, effective on June 1....
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Mulally gave turnaround advice to Sears' Lampert, report says

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Eddie Lampert, the controlling shareholder at Sears and a major shareholder in AutoNation, met with Ford CEO Alan Mulally earlier this year to seek advice on how to turn around the ailing Sears chain, two sources told Reuters....
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Number of known GM dismissals reaches 8 out of 15

11:12 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
More names of ousted General Motors executives have begun to emerge -- eight of them so far, including at least one vice president and two directors -- for their roles in the still-unfolding drama over deadly ignition switches in older GM cars, according to people familiar with the matter....
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Overhaul ordered for GM's legal department

2:46 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
General Motors says its top attorney has survived today's wave of firings, but outside investigator Anton Valukas is calling for a sweeping overhaul of GM's legal department based on its handling of the ignition switch crisis....
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New UAW chief vows to keep pressure on transplants

4:30 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
New UAW President Dennis Williams said today that the union will intensify efforts to organize transplants, with Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel stationed in Tennessee to coordinate the drives....
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UAW primed for struggles ahead, Williams says

2:13 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
New UAW President Dennis Williams signaled in his inaugural speech that the union's priorities will be the 2015 contract talks with the Detroit 3 and national elections this year and in and 2016....
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Barra says recall crisis stemmed from GM's communication breakdowns

11:51 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said in an interview published today that she didn't know when GM's ignition switch defect surfaced because the company is so vast and communication between GM's 219,000 employees -- 326,000 at the time the problem emerged -- broke down....
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TRW names head of global communications

2:16 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Automotive safety technology supplier TRW Automotive today named Colleen Hanley director of global communications....
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Audi CEO Stadler gets contract extension

May 14, 2014 10:36 CET
Volkswagen has extended the contracts of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, VW sales and marketing boss Christian Klingler and VW China chief Jochem Heizmann....
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Superior awards new CEO Stebbins $2.6M in stock incentives

12:32 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Donald Stebbins, the former Visteon CEO who is taking the helm of wheel-maker Superior Industries International, is getting a compensation package that includes 132,455 restricted shares of common stock -- currently valued at about $2.6 million -- along with a base salary of $900,000 and other perks, according to company documents filed last week....
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BMW names motorcycle exec Blesse as CEO of Canada unit

2:46 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Hans Blesse, vice president of BMW Motorrad USA, will replace BMW Group Canada CEO Eduardo Villaverde, beginning the transition immediately and taking the title June 1, the company said today....
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GM reassigns executive who dealt with ignition switch probe

11:55 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
General Motors has reassigned an executive who dealt with federal safety regulators probing defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, as part of a restructuring meant to improve vehicle safety, the automaker said today....
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Nissan's marketing chief Brancheau departs

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
Jon Brancheau, Nissan's North American marketing chief who helped the brand sharpen its image with consumers over the past four years, is leaving the company. Both Brancheau and Nissan officials today said the move was voluntary....
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PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands

May 7, 2014 12:02 CET
Citroen's UK chief, Linda Jackson, will replace Frederic Banzet as the brand's CEO while strategy director Yves Bonnefont, who is Citroen's deputy head, will lead the upscale DS line as it becomes a stand-alone unit....
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Marketing chief exits Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Dean Evans, who pushed Subaru of America into the world of digital marketing while its U.S. sales soared, has left after fewer than three years at the automaker....
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Barra gives advice on professional success to graduates

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivered the University of Michigan's spring commencement address Saturday, receiving an honorary degree in engineering and imparting lessons for professional success to more than 5,000 graduates in Michigan Stadium....
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Q&A

Ford's product pipeline will remain full, Fields says

7:23 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields says he will “stay relentlessly focused on bringing even more great products and innovations with top quality to the marketplace.”...
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Subaru U.S. marketing chief Evans departs

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
Dean Evans, who pushed Subaru of America into the world of digital marketing while its sales soared in the United States, has left after fewer than three years at the automaker....
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