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UAW Pres. Jones Resigns in Corruption Scandal

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 5:26 PM

United Auto Workers Union President Gary Jones resigned today as a federal probe into union corruption tightens around him.

Ghosn’s Attorneys Renew Judicial Critique

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s defense lawyers are renewing their complaints that harsh and unjustified actions by Japanese prosecutors have hampered his ability to prepare an effective defense.

VW Hires Former BMW Exec to Head Audi Brand

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Markus Duesmann, a mechanical engineer and former purchasing chief at BMW AG, will take over as CEO of Volkswagen Group’s Audi unit on April 1.

Nissan Design Founder Jerry Hirshberg Dies at 80

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 2:01 AM

Jerry Hirshberg, the multi-talented founder of Nissan Design International in southern California, has died at age 80.

OESA Re-Elects Hermiz as Chairman

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 5:12 PM

The Original Equipment Suppliers Assn. has re-elected Ramzi Hermiz for a second one-year term as its chairman.

Ghosn Rules out Plea Bargaining

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s legal team says the Nissan Motor Co. ex-chairman has zero interest in pleading guilty to a lesser charge to reduce the risk of 15 years in prison.

VW Names Boutin to Head Canadian Operations

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Volkswagen AG has appointed Pierre Boutin to lead its Canadian unit, beginning Jan. 1.

Ex-CEO Kalanick Sells 20% of Uber Stake

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Former Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick sold about 20% of his stake in the ride-hailing company for $547 million, according to regulatory filings.

GM Names New Chiefs for Dealer Ops, Chevrolet

By: Bill Hampton - November 08, 2019 at 2:35 PM

General Motors Co. has promoted the head of its Chevrolet brand to a newly created position as vice president of dealer operations and innovation.

Ford Names New Chief for Autonomy Unit

November 07, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Ford Motor Co. has appointed John Lawler, formerly vice president of strategy, as CEO of the carmaker’s autonomous vehicles subsidiary.

Former UAW Exec Ashton Charged in Fraud Probe

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers union vice president and former member of General Motors Co.’s board of directors, has been charged by federal prosecutors with fraud and money laundering.

Zipcar’s ex-CEO Joins Ford Autonomy Unit

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 12:35 AM

Scott Griffith, who led car-sharing startup Zipcar between 2003 and 2013, has joined Ford Motor Co.’s Autonomous Vehicles LLC as head of product, marketing and operations.