James O’Sullivan is quick about knowing what – and whom – he likes. Upon meeting a coed in college on a double date, “I told my friend, ‘That’s the girl I’m going to marry,’” says O’Sullivan who in April became president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). James O’Sullivan He married her 26 years and four children ago. Early in his automotive career, O’Sullivan, 50, also found that he likes dealers a lot. He’s at ease with them. He’s been interacting with ...

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