2005 was a year filled with surprise executive defections from across
the auto industry. Here are 10 of the biggest.
CEO, Kia Motors America Inc.
Well, someone had to be ousted to make room for Len Hunt at Kia. Butterfield, Kia's top U.S. sales executive since 2001, was fired in early October during a dinner at a national dealer meeting in Las Vegas. He had clashed with his Korean bosses.