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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.

Ghosn Loses Last Alliance Board Seat

June 21, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has dropped Carlos Ghosn from its board, severing his last management tie to the Renault-Nissan alliance he has led since its inception 20 years ago.

Singh Named CEO of BMW India

June 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM

BMW AG has appointed Rudratej Singh as the president and CEO of the company’s operations in India, effective Aug. 1.

Spartan Motors Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

June 17, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. has hired Todd Heavin as chief operating officer.

Nissan Expands Ghosn Probe to “Everything”

June 17, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has broadened its internal investigation into possible financial wrongdoing by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to cover “pretty much everywhere and everything,” a source tells the Financial Times.

Reports: Renault, France to File Charges Against Ghosn

June 13, 2019 at 5:17 AM

Renault SA and the French government are preparing a lawsuit against former Chairman Carlos Ghosn over €11 million ($12 million) in questionable expenses charged to the company, according to media reports.

Ex-Ford Designer Woodhouse Lands at Nissan

June 13, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has named David Woodhouse, previously director of strategic design at Ford Motor Co., as its new design chief for North America.

Byton Taps Former BMW, GM Exec as Chief Customer Officer

June 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Chinese electric car startup Byton Ltd. has appointed Andreas Schaaf to the newly created position of chief customer officer.

Proxy Advisors Seek to Replace Nissan CEO Saikawa

June 11, 2019 at 4:02 PM

Two large proxy advisory firms are suggesting that Nissan Motor Co. shareholders vote against reappointing CEO Hiroto Saikawa, The Nikkei reports.