Family Ties: The dynasties of the auto industryMon, 06, Jun 2016
Family-controlled auto groups have survived monumental upheaval over the past century, sometimes going against the bottom-line principles of pure capitalism. Need proof? Just look at Ford, BMW, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen. All are steered in various degrees by the founder's family.
Why Ford picked ex-crane engineering student to lead Europe mobility pushSat, 14, May 2016
Ford of Europe shunned Silicon Valley talent to launch its latest digital service that is so ambitious it's billed as "doing for car owners what iTunes did for music." The automaker tasked Joerg Ullrich, a former crane engineering student, with launching FordPass in its European markets.