People

Ghosn Announces, Then Cancels, Press Conference

June 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Carlos Ghosn, awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial crimes at Nissan Motor Co., suddenly called a press conference today and then canceled it a few hours later.

GM Shuffles Product Development Execs

June 27, 2019 at 3:41 PM

General Motors Co. has made several changes to the company’s product development leadership team, Automotive News reports.

EPA Exec Wehrum Resigns

June 27, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Bill Wehrum, who has headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality department, resigned yesterday amid allegations of ethics violations.

Nissan Cuts Compensation for Ghosn, Saikawa

June 27, 2019 at 3:10 AM

Nissan Motor Co. paid then-Chairman Carlos Ghosn 1.65 billion yen ($15.3 million) in the fiscal year ended March 2018, down 42% from the previous year.

Kia’s U.S. Marketing Chief Resigns

June 26, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Saad Chehab, who has been vice president of marketing communications for Kia Motors Corp.’s U.S. operations for two years, has left the company.

Report: Tesla’s Production Chief Quits

June 26, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Peter Hochholdinger, who has headed production at Tesla Inc. since hiring on in 2016, has left the company, according to the online publication Electrek.

Renesas Replaces CEO as Earnings Sag

June 26, 2019 at 1:31 AM

Tokyo-based chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. says its chief financial officer will take over as president, CEO and representative director on July 1.

Renault Chairman Faces Raucous Nissan Shareholders

June 25, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard faced angry shareholders earlier today during Nissan Motor Co.’s annual meeting.

Ericksen to Head Toyota Product Planning in N. America

June 25, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has named Cooper Ericksen to become group vice president of product planning and strategy for the carmaker’s North American operations, effective Aug. 5.

France Launches New Probe into Ghosn’s Finances

June 24, 2019 at 2:19 AM

France has begun a tax investigation into the personal finances of Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, sources tell Liberation.

Nissan CEO Faces Board Grilling on Home Purchase

June 24, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa faces questioning today about whether he violated corporate policy to buy a home in Tokyo, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Startup Byton Hires Ex-Ford Chief Engineer

June 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Chinese startup Byton Ltd. has hired Andy Ball to oversee project management for the company’s upcoming electric cars.