Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en Engineers Group Says GM Holden Layoffs Costly to Oz http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz <div class="node-body article-body">“With very few jobs on the local landscape, we run the very big risk of a significant ‘brain drain’ as these (engineers) are forced to go overseas for work,” union official Sharelle Herrington says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/engineers-group-says-gm-holden-layoffs-costly-oz#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Holden Design Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 1119821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Commodore refresh among GM Holden engineers&rsquo; last assignments.</strong></p> Acura Luxury Brand Becomes More Independent From Honda http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Accavitti, who started in the auto industry as a teen working at a Chrysler plant, now heads the Acura luxury brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Acura Retail Restructuring Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1110431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Accavitti heads reorganized division.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta’s biggest plant getting bigger; BorgWarner revs China turbocharging capacity; Federal-Mogul deal lets TRW focus on safety technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-126#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Germany Sweden BorgWarner Federal-Mogul General Motors Jeep TRW Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Component Materials Navigation Systems OE-Supplier Relations Restructuring Tires Axalta Enthone NIRA TomTom Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:35:00 +0000 1115481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>End-user input keeps TomTom maps up-to-date in new Renegade.</strong></p> O’Neal to Step Down at Delphi As Supplier Turns Corner http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/o-neal-step-down-delphi-supplier-turns-corner <div class="node-body article-body">The global parts maker elevates Chief Financial Officer Kevin Clark to chief operating officer and CEO-in-waiting. Clark joined the supplier as CFO in 2010.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/o-neal-step-down-delphi-supplier-turns-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/o-neal-step-down-delphi-supplier-turns-corner#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Delphi Restructuring Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1114151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>O&rsquo;Neal stepping down from Delphi next year.</strong></p> Sources Say Ferrari Chairman Likely to Depart Soon http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-ferrari-chairman-likely-depart-soon <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say Luca Cordero di Montezemolo likely will resign as chairman of Ferrari by year-end because of differences over strategy with Sergio Marchionne, CEO of parent Fiat. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-ferrari-chairman-likely-depart-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Italy Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:40:00 +0000 1113331 at http://wardsauto.com Infiniti’s Bartsch on Brewing Product Storm http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/infiniti-s-bartsch-brewing-product-storm <div class="field-deck"> Inside View </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Nissan luxury brand’s top U.S. sales executive says while the brand is waiting for new product to arrive it is getting its design DNA in order.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/infiniti-s-bartsch-brewing-product-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/infiniti-s-bartsch-brewing-product-storm#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Infiniti Sales & Marketing Inside View Restructuring 959 Essence Infiniti Michael Bartsch Nissan Porsche Q30 Q50 Q70 Q70L Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:10:00 +0000 1105071 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Federal-Mogul to separate motorparts, powertrain businesses http://wardsauto.com/update-2-federal-mogul-separate-motorparts-powertrain-businesses <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds analyst comment, updates share price)</p> <p>By Mridhula Raghavan</p> <p>Sept 3 (Reuters) - Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, said it would separate its motorparts and powertrain businesses into two publicly traded companies.</p> <p>The Southfield, Michigan-based supplier said the separation of the motorparts business, which largely caters to the replacement market, will be in the form of a tax-free spinoff to Federal-Mogul's shareholders.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-federal-mogul-separate-motorparts-powertrain-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Finance Restructuring Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:41:26 +0000 1107041 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Confident Chrysler Merger Will Go Through http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian automaker says it does not expect its stockholder share-buyout plan to raise enough money to jeopardize completion of the merger. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-confident-chrysler-merger-will-go-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Finance Restructuring Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:15:00 +0000 1099221 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Former Porsche Execs Face Trial Over VW Takeover Bid http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German appeals court rules former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter can be tried for allegedly concealing a scheme to take over Volkswagen in 2008.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-porsche-execs-face-trial-over-vw-takeover-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Restructuring Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0000 1094791 at http://wardsauto.com