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Ride-Hailing Drivers Protest in San Francisco

July 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

San Francisco-based drivers for ride-hailing rivals Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are conducting a work stoppage today to protest pay rates and other contract terms. 

BMW Names Zipse as New CEO

July 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Oliver Zipse has been named BMW AG’s new CEO, effective Aug. 16. His selection was widely expected.

Ghosn Sues Nissan, Mitsubishi for €17 Million

July 18, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has sued both companies for canceling his contract as head of the Dutch company that manages their joint operations.

Zetsche Faces Challenge to Daimler Chairmanship

July 18, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Former Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche faces opposition to becoming chairman from key investors who blame him for the company’s problems.

Kia Hires Former Mazda Marketing Exec

July 18, 2019 at 11:09 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has hired Russel Wager to head the company’s marketing efforts in the U.S., Marketing Daily reports.

Struwe Named CFO for Mercedes-Benz USA

July 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has appointed Christian Struwe to be chief financial officer of the brand’s U.S. operations.

Ex-Jaguar Design Boss Callum Forms Own Company

July 17, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Ian Callum, who left Jaguar Cars Ltd. on July 1 after serving as the carmaker’s design chief for a decade, is launching his own design and engineering firm.

Schafer to Head Porsche Engineering Unit

July 10, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Porsche AG’s has appointed Peter Schafer to become chairman of its Porsche Engineering Group subsidiary on Aug 1.

Tycoon and GM Gadfly Ross Perot Dies at 89

July 09, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Ross Perot, the Texas tycoon who twice ran for president and relished his disruptive stint as a General Motors Co. director, died of leukemia on July 9 at age 89.

Ex-Ford Official to Lead Credit Suisse Auto Tech Unit

July 09, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Credit Suisse Group AG has hired Joe Heyer, formerly head of business development at Ford Motor Co., to head the investment banking firm’s new automotive technology sector.

Brose Names New N. America Chief

July 08, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Wilm Uhlenbecker has taken over as president of Brose Groups North American unit, effective July 1.

BMW CEO Krueger Won’t Seek Second Term

July 05, 2019 at 6:56 AM

Harald Krueger, who took over as CEO at BMW AG in 2015, won’t seek another term because he wants to “pursue new professional endeavors.”