Jim Lentz

What Toyota learned from its recall crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2014
Four years ago, Toyota was fighting the same kind of safety battle General Motors is waging today. Toyota boss Jim Lentz reflected on the lessons his company learned. Some may help GM....
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Toyota moving away from EVs in favor of hydrogen fuel cells

2:47 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
Toyota is walking away from building longer-range battery-electric vehicles in favor of its effort in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, its top North American executive said....
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Q&A: Toyota's Lentz on what triggered the move, and the upheaval ahead

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
In the wake of Toyota's announcement that it is centralizing its U.S. operations in Plano, Texas, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz spoke with Automotive News West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin. Here is a transcript....
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Bozzella, ex-Ford, Chrysler exec, named CEO of Global Automakers

March 21, 2014 06:01 CET
John Bozzella, an auto industry veteran who helped generate support for Chrysler's government bailout before leaving the company in 2009, was named CEO of the U.S.-based Association of Global Automakers....
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Bozzella, ex-Ford, Chrysler exec, named CEO of Global Automakers

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
John Bozzella, an auto industry veteran who helped to marshal support for Chrysler's government bailout before leaving the company in 2009, was named CEO of the Association of Global Automakers, a Washington-based coalition of 12 automakers including Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota....
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Lentz testifies on Toyota's brake override questions

12:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Toyota decided not to market its brake-override system as "safe stop" to avoid promising more than the mechanism could deliver for driver safety, the company's top U.S. executive told a California jury....
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Toyota loses bid to keep Lentz off witness stand in unintended acceleration trial

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Toyota lost a bid to keep North America CEO Jim Lentz from taking the witness stand in the first trial over a fatal crash blamed on unintended acceleration....
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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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