Dave Zoia

Editorial Director , WardsAuto

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the automotive sector for some 30 years, most of that right here at WardsAuto. I've reported on everything from new technology to manufacturing to businesss strategy and am liable to write about any and all of that here.

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Jul 28, 2011

Labor Talks: No Game-Changer, Still Great Theater

United Auto Workers President Bob King doesn’t believe labor talks that kicked off this week – billed by some as the....More
May 31, 2011

It’s Complicated

Automotive interiors is an awfully complex business. I couldn’t help but draw that rather simplistic conclusion....More
May 12, 2011

No Such Thing as Free Ride

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on President Obama to “create long-term relief for drivers at the pump”....More
May 04, 2011

Believe It or Not: U.S. Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Workers

It’s not often “worker shortage” and “manufacturing” can be used in the same sentence, at least not in the U.S., where....More
Mar 17, 2011

One U.S. Car Maker About to Bet Big on Emerging Markets?

U.S. auto makers still may be a little gun shy when it comes to pulling the trigger on new-product development as the....More
Dec 08, 2010

Hawaii Hot Bed for What Comes Next

Who knew when the U.S. first got its hands on Hawaii back in 1898 there eventually would be an automotive angle to the....More
Nov 24, 2010

Uh-Oh, Oprah Likes the Bug

Volkswagen’s Beetle giveaway on the Oprah Winfrey show this week may turn out to be a good marketing ploy – or simply....More
Nov 10, 2010

Charting the Comeback

Maybe it’s time to recalibrate. Most of this year was spent repeating the same monthly vigil, as we waited anxiously....More
Sep 13, 2010

Black as Green as Blue

The car color Henry Ford made famous is drawing little love from the crowd lining up to purchase the first batch of....More
Aug 27, 2010

A Temporary Distraction?

Worried about driver distraction in an era of prolific text-messaging and complex onboard entertainment and information....More
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