Bob Thomas

2014 REMEMBERING

The auto industry lost memorable figures in 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

The auto industry lost some memorable people in 2014 -- among them, William Clay Ford Sr., General Motors' Bill Hoglund, and dealers Ron Tonkin and Sam Swope. Here's a look back at them and others who died this year....
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Bob Thomas led Nissan in tough times

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Bob Thomas, who served as CEO of Nissan's U.S. sales company in the 1990s as the Japanese automaker veered into financial trouble, has died. Thomas died Nov. 23 in Hawaii after a brief illness, according to friends and former colleagues. He was 69....
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Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
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