Report: Tesla’s Global Supply Chief Quits

September 21, 2018 at 12:24 AM

Liam O’Connor, who has managed Tesla Inc.’s global supply chain for three years, has quit, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ford Financial Guru to Retire

September 20, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Neil Schloss, a long-time financial executive at Ford Motor Co., plans to retire at the end of the year. He most recently was CFO for Ford’s mobility unit.

Retailer Pioneer Mike Jackson Steps Down as CEO of AutoNation

September 19, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Mike Jackson, whose AutoNation Inc. proved the viability of retailing cars in the U.S. through a broad network of multi-brand outlets, says he will step down as CEO next year after 19 years.

Former Ford Design Chief J Mays Joins Whirlpool

September 17, 2018 at 5:09 PM

J Mays, who retired as Ford Motor Co.’s head of design in 2013, has been hired as chief design officer for Michigan-based appliance maker Whirlpool Corp.

Turin Says “Goodbye” to Sergio Marchionne

September 14, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Turin, the ancestral home of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, held a memorial service earlier today for CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died in Switzerland on July 25 from complications following cancer surgery.

Report: VW Board May Ask Audi CEO Stadler to Step Down

September 14, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board is expected to decide on Monday whether suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler should give up his position, according to Der Spiegel.

Hyundai Motor’s Chief Moves to Vice Chairman of Hyundai Group

September 14, 2018 at 12:13 AM

Hyundai Motor Group has appointed its chairman’s son as chief vice chairman, thus moving him closer to succeeding his 80-year-old father as head of the giant conglomerate.

Adient Names DelGrosso as CEO

September 13, 2018 at 12:46 PM

Struggling auto interiors supplier Adient plc has chosen Douglas DelGrosso to take over as CEO on Oct. 1.

Former JLR Exec Tapped to Head Lotus

September 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Group Lotus plc has appointed Phil Popham, a former senior Jaguar Land Rover executive, to manage its operations.

Nissan Names Tennis Sensation Osaki a Brand Ambassador

September 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has signed Naomi Osaka, who won the women’s U.S. Open tennis championship last weekend, as a brand ambassador.

Another High-Level Tesla Exec Quits

September 13, 2018 at 1:14 AM

Justin McAnear, Tesla Inc.’s vice president of worldwide finance and operations, is joining the parade of high-level executives to leave the electric car company this year.

Racing Entrepreneur Don Panoz Dies

September 12, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Don Panoz, who started the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), died on Tuesday at the age of 83 from pancreatic cancer.