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FCA Appoints Outsiders as COO, PR Chief for N. America

December 06, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has named former executives from Amazon and Shell Oil to be chief operating officer and head of communications for its North American business.

Report: Ghosn Had Extraordinary Control Over His Own Pay

December 05, 2018 at 10:12 AM

How could Carlos Ghosn have hidden $70 million in compensation from Nissan Motor Co., as his accusers claim? Bloomberg News says the company’s lax oversight gave him almost total control over his own remuneration.

No Pick Yet to Succeed Ghosn at Nissan

December 05, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Outside directors at Nissan Motor Co. met on Tuesday but failed to nominate a board member to replace Carlos Ghosn as chairman, according to media reports.

Ghosn May Face Many Weeks of Additional Jail Time

December 04, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Corp. who was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of financial misconduct, appears likely to be arrested again next week on new charges.

Durr Names New CEO for U.S. Unit

December 03, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Mike Boss, a 30-year paint engineering veteran from Ford Motor Co., has been named CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Durr Systems Inc.

Uber Hires Former NHTSA Safety Researcher

December 03, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired Nat Beuse to oversee safety for the car-sharing company’s autonomous vehicle program.

Porsche Names New 911 Chief

November 30, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Porsche AG has appointed Frank-Steffen Walliser to succeed August Achleitner as the head of the carmaker’s 911 and 718 (Boxster/ Cayman) sports car programs, effective Jan. 1.

Toyota Streamlines Management Structure

November 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is reorganizing its executive structure to create fewer management layers, enable faster decision making and promote managers based more on their accomplishments than seniority.

Report: Prosecutors Have Until Dec. 10 to Charge Ghosn

November 30, 2018 at 1:36 AM

Japanese prosecutors must file charges against ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn no later than Dec. 10 or release him, Reuters says.

EV Startup Nio’s U.S. Chief Quits

November 30, 2018 at 12:54 AM

The head of U.S. operations for Chinese electric-car startup Nio Ltd. is leaving the company next month.

GM’s Ammann Leaving to Head Cruise Affiliate

November 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Dan Ammann is leaving as president of General Motors Co. to take over as CEO of Cruise, the California autonomous startup GM bought in 2016 for about $1 billion, on Jan. 1.

Waymo Hires Safety, Commercial Chiefs

November 27, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit has added two new executive positions: chief safety officer and chief commercial officer.