Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en VW CEO Tabs BMW, Daimler Executives As Potential Successors http://wardsauto.com/vw-ceo-tabs-bmw-daimler-executives-potential-successors <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn lists Daimler's Andreas Renschler and BMW's Herbert Diess among the executives who might succeed him, but adds there are internal candidates as well.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-ceo-tabs-bmw-daimler-executives-potential-successors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1232251 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota, Union Talks Off to Rocky Start http://wardsauto.com/toyota-union-talks-rocky-start <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker on the first day of negotiations declared the union's demand for a pay raise of ¥13,300 per worker per month "impossible."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-union-talks-rocky-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Labor & Human Resources Unions & Trade Organizations Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:37:00 +0000 1232101 at http://wardsauto.com Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Expansion Under Way http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new CrossBlue midsize CUV will share the automaker’s MQB modular architecture with the Chattanooga-built Passat, which is receiving a facelift at midyear.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/volkswagen-s-chattanooga-expansion-under-way#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:00 +0000 1231971 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Production of facelifted Passat to begin midyear.</p> Germany's IG Metall Union OKs 3.4% Pay Raise http://wardsauto.com/germanys-ig-metall-union-oks-34-pay-raise <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The pay raise approved by the metalworkers union, Germany's biggest, applies to workers in the country's southwest region, home to automaker Daimler and Tier 1 supplier Bosch.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/germanys-ig-metall-union-oks-34-pay-raise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall) Labor & Human Resources Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:30:00 +0000 1231511 at http://wardsauto.com Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming http://wardsauto.com/blog/ito-s-departure-long-time-coming <div class="node-body blog-body">During outgoing Honda President Ito's reign, the automaker made some major missteps, from the underwhelming '12 Civic, to the '10 Insight. He also failed to boost the volume and prestige of the Acura brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/ito-s-departure-long-time-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/ito-s-departure-long-time-coming#comments Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Asia Pacific Dealership Management Resource Center Japan Honda Labor & Human Resources Product Development Acura American BMW Civic European Fuji Heavy Honda hybrid Insight Luxury MDX Nissan NSX RDX Takahiro Hachigo Takanobu Ito Tier-1 Toyota Final Inspection Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:14:00 +0000 1231401 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-Honda CEO to step down, replaced by low-profile engineer http://wardsauto.com/update-3-honda-ceo-step-down-replaced-low-profile-engineer <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Over three decades, Hachigo has worked in US, UK, China</p> <p>* Hachigo appointed for his broad experience - CEO Ito</p> <p>* Ito pushed reforms to Honda's supply chain (Adds comments from news conference)</p> <p>By Chang-Ran Kim</p> <p>TOKYO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Monday named an experienced, yet little known, engineer as its new chief executive, who will take over in late-June with the Japanese automaker battling the fallout from a slew of recalls that have shaken its reputation for quality.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-honda-ceo-step-down-replaced-low-profile-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Labor & Human Resources Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:24:07 +0000 1230661 at http://wardsauto.com West Coast Port Dispute Cuts Into Honda's U.S. Output http://wardsauto.com/west-coast-port-dispute-cuts-hondas-us-output <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Japanese automaker will trim about 5,000 units from production schedules at plants in Indiana and Canada because of the port dispute that has pinched supplies of parts. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/west-coast-port-dispute-cuts-hondas-us-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Component Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:51:00 +0000 1229371 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-GM names LyondellBasell lawyer as chief counsel http://wardsauto.com/update-2-gm-names-lyondellbasell-lawyer-chief-counsel <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds background.)</p> <p>Feb 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday named Craig Glidden, chief legal officer at chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV, as general counsel, succeeding Michael Millikin, who is retiring in July.</p> <p>Glidden, 57, helped steer LyondellBasell out of bankruptcy and through restructuring. Like GM, the chemical, plastics and oil refining company went into bankruptcy in 2009. LyondellBasell emerged from bankruptcy in 2010.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-gm-names-lyondellbasell-lawyer-chief-counsel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. GM's Recall Crisis Labor & Human Resources Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:49:03 +0000 1228861 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Oz Plans Transition to Sales, Engineering Only http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker plans a new national sales company and says serious R&D work will still go on in Australia, where its car manufacturing is slated to end next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-oz-plans-transition-sales-engineering-only#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Ford Labor & Human Resources Product Development Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:16:00 +0000 1227101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Planned new Ford Australia national sales company office.</strong></p> Bartsch Out at Infiniti http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bartsch-out-infiniti <div class="node-body article-body">New Infiniti Vice President Randy Parker is the third leader for the Nissan luxury brand in the U.S. in three years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bartsch-out-infiniti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bartsch-out-infiniti#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Infiniti Labor & Human Resources Ben Poore Cadillac Carlos Ghosn Infiniti Johan de Nysschen Lincoln-Mercury Michael Bartsch Nissan Porsche Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:12:00 +0000 1227001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Bartsch leaving Infiniti.</strong></p>