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Center for Auto Safety Picks Levine for Top Post

August 15, 2017 at 1:00 AM

The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Auto Safety has chosen Jason Levine to be its executive director. Levine succeeds long-time chief Clarence Ditlow, who died last November.

Ailing Tata Motors Names New CFO

August 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

India’s Tata Motors Ltd. has named a new chief financial officer one week after reporting sagging quarterly operating results caused by growing investment costs and declining revenue from its Indian operations.

GM Logo Designer Alan Peckolick Dies

August 11, 2017 at 8:18 AM

Alan Peckolick, the graphic designer responsible for the most recent version of General Motors Co.’s logo, died earlier this month at the age of 76.

Another Top Uber Exec Quits

August 10, 2017 at 4:46 PM

Ryan Graves, senior vice president of global operations for Uber Technologies Inc., says he will exit his job in mid-September but remain on the Uber board, the Associated Press reports.

NADA Foundation Founder Dies at Age 83

August 07, 2017 at 12:36 AM

Bob Mallon, a Ford dealer who headed the National Automobile Dealers Assn. in 1978, died last Thursday at age 83 at his home in Tacoma, Wash.

Former VW Exec Pleads Guilty in Diesel Cheating Scandal

August 04, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Oliver Schmidt, who once headed Volkswagen AG’s emission engineering center in Michigan, pleaded guilty today in a Detroit court of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and violate the country’s Clean Air Act.

Tesla’s Battery Guru Quits

August 02, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Kurt Kelty, who headed Tesla Inc.’s battery technology for several years, has left the company, Bloomberg News reports.

Marchionne Confirms 2018 Exit from FCA

July 27, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Sergio Marchionne confirms he will retire from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV by the end of 2018.

GM Hires Wells Fargo Exec to New Position of Chief Data Officer

July 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM

General Motors Co. has hired A. Charles Thomas to the newly created position of chief data officer.

BMW Americas Chief Ludwig Willisch Retires

July 26, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Ludwig Willisch, who heads BMW AG’s Americas operations, is retiring following a 21-year career with the carmaker.

Former Chrysler CEO Nardelli Named Chair of Power Storage Maker

July 25, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Former Chrysler Corp. Chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli has been named chairman of Ioxus Inc., an Oneonta, N.Y.-based maker of ultracapacitor-based power storage systems for the transportation sector.

Bo Andersson Chosen to Head Yazaki Europe

July 25, 2017 at 12:12 AM

Longtime global auto industry executive Bo Andersson has been hired as president of the European unit of wiring harness supplier Yazaki Corp. His new assignment began on July 14.