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Ford Motor Changes CEO from Jim Hackett to Jim Farley

Farley, an automotive leader with global experience and a successful track record (He launched Lexus at Toyota), collaborated with Hackett over the past three years to develop and execute Ford’s Creating Tomorrow Together plan. Continue reading

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Predictably – So-Called Tokyo “Court” Secretly Prolongs Detention of Carlos Ghosn By 10 Days According to TV Asahi

Ghosn, accused of aggravated breach of trust, is facing allegations of making the car maker take on ¥1.85 billion ($16.8 million) in investment losses that allegedly were his. (See AutoInformed from last Sunday: Japanese Justice or Farce?) Continue reading

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Ford Europe Changes Product Development Team

Ford Motor Company today announced a realignment of its global Product Development leadership team, naming Barb Samardzich, vice president, Global Product Programs, to the position of vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. Continue reading

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Nissan Americas Appoints Former GM Engineer to Head Research & Development, Replacing Japanese Executive

Nissan Americas today announced the appointment of Carla Bailo, 50, as senior vice president, Research & Development-Nissan Americas, effective April 1. Bailo succeeds Motohiro Matsumura, currently president, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), who will be returning to Nissan Motor Company in Japan to an as yet unnamed position. Continue reading

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Magna Board Says Bye-Bye Belinda Stronach. Unexpected Result of Deal that Ceded Control of the Auto Parts Giant

Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) announced late yesterday that Belinda Stronach,  daughter of Magna founder Frank Stronach, will be “resigning” from her role as Executive Vice-Chair and member of the Board of Directors, effective 31 December 2010. “The … Continue reading

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GM Names Joel Ewanick Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors today announced that Joel Ewanick is now Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately, and will have responsibility for GM’s brands globally. Ewanick, 50, will report to CEO Dan Akerson as Global CMO and continue to report to … Continue reading

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