Management Changes

VW hires Daimler veteran Renschler to push truck alliance plans

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Volkswagen appointed former Daimler executive Andreas Renschler to its management board to deepen cooperation at its commercial vehicles operations.... Read More »

 

Hyundai vice chairman touring U.S. operations this week

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, heir apparent to South Korea's Hyundai-Kia automotive juggernaut, is touring the company's volatile United States operations this week.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi: We're staying

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Tetsuro AikawaMitsubishi Motors Corp.'s newly named president pledged to keep the Japanese carmaker in the United States and said he would keep pursuing his predecessor's strategy of focusing on electrified drivetrains and SUVs.... Read More »

 

GM focuses on moving the metal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told analysts last week that GM is "riding a wave of new products" in North America as the company seeks to boost profitability and market share. Charged with selling that fresh sheet metal are sales and marketing executive teams that are full of fresh faces after another round of executive turnover.... Read More »

 

ANALYSIS

Mitsubishi, in naming Aikawa as next president, declares its independence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2014
The naming of Tetsuro Aikawa as Mitsubishi Motors' next president marks a key step toward independence for the carmaker. It may finally be getting out from under the thumbs of its largest shareholders.... Read More »

 

DUSTIN WALSH

New Federal-Mogul co-CEO's mission: Accelerate supplier's aftermarket business

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
For years, rumors circulated of activist investor Carl Icahn's desire to sell his investment in Federal-Mogul. Yet, the deals never transpired, and for now it seems Icahn is focusing energy, and capital, to growing its aftermarket business into an international juggernaut with a mainline to his oversight.... Read More »

 

Tata names Mistry interim chief as Slym successor sought

9:08 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover's Indian parent company, said Chairman Cyrus Mistry, 45, will lead the company while it seeks a permanent replacement for Managing Director Karl Slym, who fell to his death last month.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

Why Wolfgang Bernhard may finally get Mercedes' top job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says the loss of long-serving executive Andreas Renschler offers new chances. Wolfgang Bernhard is set to benefit most from these changes after many setbacks.... Read More »

 

PAUL MCVEIGH

Bernhard may finally get Mercedes' top job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says the loss of long-serving executive Andreas Renschler offers new chances. Wolfgang Bernhard is set to benefit most from these changes after many setbacks.... Read More »

 

Federal-Mogul shuffles top post for 3rd time in less than 2 years

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Federal-Mogul, which counts on Europe for nearly half of its sales, said one of its co-CEOs is stepping down. It is the third time in less than two years that there is a new person in the job.... Read More »

 

Federal-Mogul replaces co-CEO with Icahn executive

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Federal-Mogul said one of its co-CEOs is stepping down to be replaced by a board member and executive affiliated with its controller shareholder -- longtime Wall Street player Carl Icahn.... Read More »

 

Masuko promoted to CEO as Mitsubishi shuffles top ranks

10:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors has shuffled its top brass. Osamu Masuko, who has revived the automaker as president over the past nine years, becomes chairman and CEO. Tetsuro Aikawa will be president and COO.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi shuffles top ranks, elevates Masuko

Feb. 5, 2014 04:50 CET
Mitsubishi Motors has shuffled its top executives. Osamu Masuko, who has revived the automaker as president over the past nine years, becomes chairman and CEO. Tetsuro Aikawa will be president and COO.... Read More »

 

VW brings back Barnes as U.S. sales chief

Jan. 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Volkswagen of America has rehired former COO and sales chief Mark Barnes as vice president of sales as it plots the next step toward its goal of nearly doubling deliveries in the U.S. by 2018.... Read More »

 

VW brings back Barnes as U.S. sales chief

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Volkswagen of America said today it has rehired former COO and sales chief Mark Barnes as vice president of sales, bolstering VW's executive team as it plots the next step toward a goal of nearly doubling sales in the United States by 2018.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Will Renault and Nissan drift apart when Ghosn goes?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
The likelihood that Renault-Nissan will appoint a single executive to succeed Carlos Ghosn to run both automakers is remote. Will the alliance unwind if the automakers are headed by two different CEOs?... Read More »

 

Mercedes production chief Renschler departs suddenly

Jan. 28, 2014 21:25 CET
Daimler is grappling with the surprise resignation of executive board member Andreas Renschler, who had been rumored as a potential candidate to succeed CEO Dieter Zetsche.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hill's a good pick for GM sales post

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Congratulations to Steve Hill and to those who recognized his abilities and promoted him. Someday it will lead him to General Motors' top job.... Read More »

 

VW parts ways with U.S. sales chief Trivieri

9:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Volkswagen of America has disclosed the departure of another top executive: Frank Trivieri, 51, who since 2011 had been the Volkswagen brand's executive vice president of sales.... Read More »

 

VW parts ways with U.S. sales chief

Jan. 25, 2014 15:53 CET
Volkswagen of America's top sales executive, Frank Trivieri, is leaving the automaker. The former GM executive was recruited to VW by Jonathan Browning, VW's former U.S. chief.... Read More »

 

Barra: GM to stay on course set by Akerson

Jan. 23, 2014 18:04 CET
GM CEO Mary Barra plans "no right or left turns" from the path laid out by her predecessor, and expects to accelerate the company's turnaround in part through better integration of its regional operations around the globe.... Read More »

 

Barra: GM to stay on course set by Akerson

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra said today that she plans "no right or left turns" from the path laid out by her predecessor, and expects to accelerate the company's turnaround in part through better integration of its regional operations around the globe.... Read More »

 

Auto marketing vet Deborah Wahl to join McDonald's

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Deborah Wahl, the former Toyota marketing executive who jumped to Chrysler before leaving the industry in 2008, has been named the chief marketing officer for McDonald’s Corp.... Read More »

 

Top powertrain exec leaves Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Chrysler Group has parted ways with the executive responsible for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative but initially troubled drive system. Mircea Gradu, 50, who had been of head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering since 2011, left the company to pursue other interests, Chrysler said last week. Chrysler appointed Bob Lee, 57, to assume Gradu's responsibilities on an interim basis.... Read More »

 

Video: Media spotlight on GM’s Mary Barra

11:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
These features from ABC-TV mark some of the media attention drawn by Mary Barra this week as she became General Motors’ CEO. She reflects on her mother’s mandate about college, sharing the news about her promotion with her family, and a career principle that kept her “focused on the job I was doing -- not on the next job.”... Read More »

 

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