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    BMW Chief Sees Rough Road Ahead for Successor  

    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....More
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    VW CEO Tabs BMW, Daimler Executives As Potential Successors  

    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....More
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    Toyota, Union Talks Off to Rocky Start  

    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."...More
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    Germany's IG Metall Union OKs 3.4% Pay Raise  

    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....More
  • Feb 23, 2015

    Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming

    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....More
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    UPDATE 3-Honda CEO to step down, replaced by low-profile engineer  

    * Over three decades, Hachigo has worked in US, UK, China * Hachigo appointed for his broad experience - CEO Ito * Ito pushed reforms to Honda's supply chain (Adds comments from news conference) By Chang-Ran Kim 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....More
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    West Coast Port Dispute Cuts Into Honda's U.S. Output  

    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....More
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    UPDATE 2-GM names LyondellBasell lawyer as chief counsel  

    (Adds background.) 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. 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....More
  • Newswire

    VW Recognizes Anti-UAW Workers' Group at Tennessee Plant  

    The American Council of Employees proved it won support from at least 15% of the Chattanooga plant's workers, but neither it not the UAW has collective-bargaining rights....More
  • Newswire

    German Union Decries VW's 2.2% Pay-Raise Offer  

    The IG Metall union, which is demanding a 5.5% salary increase for workers at VW's German facilities, accuses the automaker of "impudence."...More
  • Newswire

    Former Hyundai Sales Chief Named Ssangyong CEO  

    Choi Johng-sik, a 30-year Hyundai veteran, will head the loss-making Korean automaker as it prepares to enter the resurgent U.S. market....More
  • Newswire

    GM's Top Lawyer's Stint Extended  

    Michael Milliken was to have retired early this year but now will step down in July as head of GM's legal department, whose role in the automaker's defective ignition-switch crisis has come under scrutiny....More
  • Newswire

    Labor Disputes at U.S. Port Disrupt Japanese Production  

    Automakers including Honda, Nissan and Subaru manufacturer Fuji Heavy are resorting to air-freight services to ship parts to the U.S. as labor talks between dockworkers and shipyard operators continue....More
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    Labor Leader Says VW Underestimating Savings Planned at Core Brand  

    Bernd Osterloh, head of Volkswagen's works council, says "a bit more discipline" would allow the automaker to cut costs more extensively than by the 5 billion euros it plans to make by 2017....More
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    German Workers Warn Auto Bosses Not to Compromise Rights in TTIP  

    IG Metall says it won't accept lower bars for environmental and consumer protection or a hollowing out of worker rights under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership....More
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