Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en VW Raises German Workers' Pay, Pensions http://wardsauto.com/vw-raises-german-workers-pay-pensions <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The contract expiring May 31, 2016 gives some 115,000 IG Metall union members at VW's six Western Germany factories a 3.4% pay raise and the automaker also will pay into a staff pension account.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-raises-german-workers-pay-pensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall) Labor & Human Resources Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1237671 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota's New Executive Hires Reflect Diversity http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-new-executive-hires-reflect-diversity <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Newly promoted executives include Julie Hamp and Christopher Reynolds, respectively the first woman and African-American to hold the title of managing officer.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-new-executive-hires-reflect-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Labor & Human Resources Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:35:00 +0000 1236661 at http://wardsauto.com Parasacco Named to Lead Revived Fiat Spain, Portugal http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal <div class="node-body article-body">Sales jumped 30.4% from 2012 to 2014 under Luca Napolitano as the Fiat subsidiary’s Fiat, Fiat Professional, Lancia, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands registered more than 36,000 units and outperformed the market an average 12%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/parasacco-named-lead-revived-fiat-spain-portugal#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Portugal Spain Alfa Romeo Fiat Iveco Jeep Lancia Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Information Technology Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:27:00 +0000 1235821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat Spain Portugal CEO Napolitano <em>(right)</em> introduces successor Parasacco.</strong></p> BMW Chief Sees Rough Road Ahead for Successor http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Norbert Reithofer says at the Geneva Auto Show that current BMW production chief Harald Krueger will be challenged by continued development of electric cars and new technologies such as automated driving from companies with no car-building experience.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-chief-sees-rough-road-ahead-successor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Switzerland 2015 Geneva Auto Show Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Globalization Labor & Human Resources Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:00 +0000 1235881 at http://wardsauto.com 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