Nissan likely to send former tech chief to lead reform at Mitsubishi, report saysMon, 23, May 2016
Nissan, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global tech chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, sources told Reuters.
Mitsubishi Motors president leaves amid fuel economy scandal, report saysTue, 17, May 2016
The president of Mitsubishi Motors is stepping down amid a fuel economy scandal that surfaced in April, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Tetsuro Aikawa's post will be filled by Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko, the report said.
German state refused to clear VW management but relented, report saysMon, 16, May 2016
Volkswagen shareholder Lower Saxony wanted to withhold its backing for the carmaker's top management at a supervisory board meeting but relented to avoid further damaging the company, a source close to the German federal state told Reuters.
FCA shakes up purchasing, quality staffsTue, 10, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has shaken up its global purchasing and quality management teams, as well as the executives charged with overseeing those areas in North America. FCA named Scott Thiele, 46, its former vice president of global product finance, as its new global head of purchasing.
Nissan adds a sustainability chiefTue, 10, May 2016
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the Japanese carmaker on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency.
Porsche r&d chief Hatz to leave company; Steiner named successorTue, 03, May 2016
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emissions scandal. His successor is Michael Steiner, the brand's head of quality management.
Porsche picks new r&d chief as suspended Hatz quitsTue, 03, May 2016
Porsche AG's supervisory board has appointed Michael Steiner as new head of r&d, replacing Wolfgang Hatz who will leave the sports-car maker at his own request.
FCA's Marchionne adds Ferrari CEO title after Felisa retiresMon, 02, May 2016
Ferrari appointed Chairman Sergio Marchionne to replace Amedeo Felisa as CEO with "immediate effect," adding yet another title for the Italian-Canadian manager, who also runs Fiat Chrysler.
Ito named CEO of Denso International AmericaFri, 29, Apr 2016
Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.
Auto industry must do more to close gender gap in leadership roles, report findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
The auto industry must do more if it wants to close the gender gap in its leadership positions, a report released today found. The survey was conducted by EY, a consulting firm.
Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.Wed, 27, Apr 2016
Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.
BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operationsTue, 26, Apr 2016
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. Petter Witt becomes executive vice president, operations, in North America, effective May 1.