Jason Stein Former publisher of Automotive News Europe See All Staff Page Recent Stories From one stage to another, Jason Stein says goodbye Automotive News Europe's outgoing publisher reflects on his 18 years at the publication as he prepares to become president of global venture consultancy Motormindz and host of his own satellite radio show. Frankfurt's no-shows, darkened halls signal an industry in flux The 2019 Frankfurt auto show was a shadow of its former self. That's a sign of a continent -- and a global industry -- in a state of flux. PSA CEO Tavares seeks to restore luster in China and beyond PSA faces multiple challenges besides making its new Opel unit sustainably profitable, including managing the transition to low-emissions drivetrains and turning round its operations in China. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares spoke about the automaker's future plans. After Fields, is anyone safe? Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. That he was fired begs the question: Is anyone safe? Zetsche credits better design, product offensive for Mercedes' rise Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says there are three key elements to Mercedes' success. He discussed these in an interview while also explaining why he's bullish about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the diesel engine. Ford's Fields says automaker is 'getting ahead' of industry changes Ford CEO Mark Fields is working to prepare the automaker for a future in shared and autonomous vehicles by adding mobility services to its portfolio. He discussed this and more in an interview with Automotive News Europe sister publication Automotive News. Bo Andersson, out of the shadows In a tucked-away corner of an empty restaurant, the familiar face emerges from the shadows, slipping into the room like a character from a John le Carré Russian spy novel. It's Bo Andersson. Yes, that Bo Andersson. Maserati's marketing chief Chehab resigns Saad Chehab, Maserati's chief marketing officer, has resigned after nearly two years in the position. Chehab, 48, quit for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move. Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology! Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology. Why Marchionne expects his big bet on Alfa Romeo to pay off quickly in Europe Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is counting on strong European demand for the Alfa Romeo Giulia to spark a big comeback for FCA's struggling subsidiary. He explained why the Giulia is “better than a German car” in an interview. Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer? Merger or no merger, General Motors, once unassailable in corporate America, is vulnerable. The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater. Did Piech's prodding revive Alfa? So now that the Alfa Romeo plan is more fully hatched and the strategy is clear -- horsepower and hair-raising versions come first, and mainstream models follow -- here's a nagging question: Do we have Ferdinand Piech to thank for all of this? Marchionne lets the secrets flow Sergio Marchionne last week showed us how to open up a little more and how to let our secrets flow. European auto execs see rebound next year at the earliest The struggling European auto industry will bounce back next year. Or maybe in 2016. Or maybe later. It depends on whom you talk to among the executives here coping with depressed sales and the uncertain government response to Europe's economic crisis.