AMBERG, Germany – Germany’s automobile industry association, the VDA, which includes both suppliers and auto makers, is on the verge of replacing Bernd Gottschalk, who unexpectedly quit March 10, a casualty of the German industry’s battle over carbon dioxide emissions. “We are negotiating with two candidates,” says Uwe Woehner, the managing director of headrest supplier Grammer Automotive AG and a member of the VDA advisory board. Woehner, who attended a VDA meeting March 16, says the ...

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