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Ghosn: Nissan, Renault each need CEOs after him

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Carlos Ghosn, joint CEO of Nissan and Renault, will ramp up integration of the companies next year by focusing on a new area of operation. But he says there is one are where he eventually wants to decouple the partners: the CEO suite....
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VW appoints 5 new group leaders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Volkswagen appointed five executives to key groupwide positions last week after being widely expected to eliminate several multibrand functions in the wake of the diesel test-rigging scandal....
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Can a former GM exec chart VW's brand course?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has a big challenge for former GM executive Thomas Sedran -- figure out where the embattled automaker and its 12 brands need to be in 2025 and create a road map to get there....
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Fields: Why electrified models are a good bet

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

In an interview with Automotive News, Ford CEO Mark Fields spells out why the automaker is making a $4.5 billion investment to develop more than a dozen electrified vehicles that it knows few consumers want to buy right now....
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Baby Max makes impression at Nissan

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

Nissan product managers were impressed that Facebook founder and zillionaire Mark Zuckerberg publicly pledged to his newborn daughter, Max, that he will give 99 percent of their $46 billion family fortune to charity over the course of his life. They were also impressed to learn that adorable little Max Zuckerberg's full given name is actually Maxima....
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AutoNation CEO Jackson joins World Congress

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

AutoNation Inc. CEO Mike Jackson, who this year defied both the National Automobile Dealers Association and TrueCar Inc., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 12....
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Diaz has been down this road before

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

Last week, Fred Diaz, 49, went from senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations at Nissan North America to a newly created position - vice president for truck sales. Why does this sound so familiar?...
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OBITUARY

WWII vet and dealer Robert Burd passes at 90

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

Former dealer Robert Burd died Oct. 31....
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Bush celebrates with Cleveland dealers

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

The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association celebrated its centennial Dec. 4 in Cleveland with a keynote discussion with former President George W. Bush....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Audi's Stadler says automaker will stay focused on 2020 goals despite diesel scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Although the immediate priority in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal is to fix affected customers' vehicles and settle all issues with regulators, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the focus remains on increasing global sales to 2 million annually by 2020....
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OBITUARY

Bob Pion, retired GM dealer, passes at 88

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Bob Pion began by selling Chevrolets at a Springfield, Mass., dealership. In 1970, he and a partner opened Allen Imports of Springfield, selling MG, Renault and Subaru vehicles....
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Bezos sets off rocket, Musk sets off squabble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's passion is for rockets, and last week, he took to Twitter to argue with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over whose rocket was, well, not bigger but better....
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Chronicler of VW slave labor dies

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

Hans Mommsen's name was not widely known in the English-speaking world, but the German historian exhaustively chronicled a sordid chapter in automotive history: Volkswagen's use of slave labor during Hitler's Third Reich....
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Obituaries

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

This week's obituaries includes Bob Bryce, who worked in automotive retail for more than 40 years; Richard Newsted, chairman of automotive supplier Chassix Holdings, Inc.; and Gene Wittenberger, a longtime auto dealer....
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Dahl takes FCA's safety post

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

Fiat Chrysler has named a longtime executive who most recently oversaw engine development as its new head of vehicle safety and regulatory compliance....
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EPA official Grundler will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Christopher Grundler, the EPA official who will rule on Volkswagen's efforts to resume selling diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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SLOW PROGRESS

Manufacturers and retail groups are striving to attract and retain female employees, but 'it's still a boys' club'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Even as the female work force continues to grow, women account for just about a quarter of the combined work force at U.S. automakers and suppliers, a level unchanged in 10 years, according to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data from 2013....
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Women spark a better work-life balance for all

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Women say striking a work-life balance is a challenge for men and women. But men are less honest about it. These leading women say they have made sacrifices to achieve work-life balance because as leaders, they must shape a culture for the next generation to define boundaries....
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More companies seem willing to give employees sabbatical leave to help them restore work-life balance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Hard-working executives are beginning to ask for time away to reconnect with their families, and companies are responding....
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JASON STEIN

It's the perfect time to measure progress, success of women in the auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

In the fast-paced, ever-changing and increasingly complex automotive world, there are few moments when an industry can take stock of progress. This is one such moment....
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GREAT RESPONSIBILITY

The Leading Women didn't get here on their own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Don't quit. Learn to play golf. That is some of the advice that the industry's leading women share with their female colleagues. As role models, these leaders feel responsibility for helping other women succeed....
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GAINING SHARE

Ranks of women in the European auto sector are growing, but top female execs say the industry must do more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The presence of women in the European auto industry is growing but the consensus among leading female executives is that more needs to be done....
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WOMENOMICS

Japan's diversity drive is pushing women out of 'office lady' status and up to new heights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Japan's long male-dominated auto industry is evolving. Today, women are reaching new heights, from holding key r&d posts and achieving chief engineer status to running key overseas units. What's more, Japanese automakers are pursuing publicized targets to promote more women....
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BATTLE-TESTED

Women find ways to turn challenges into opportunities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Many of the auto industry's leading women executives found themselves tested by the 2008-2009 economic crisis....
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LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

In male-dominated industry, this small group shines with skill and personality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Most new-car dealers are men, so sons and grandsons following the footsteps of fathers and grandfathers in the retail auto industry is a given. Mothers and daughters in the business are harder to find, but they're there....
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