Thomas Bscher wanted to see the Bugatti range expand. He had taken charge of the über-premium brand during the tenure of Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former head of the Volkswagen Group. But when Pischetsrieder was replaced by Audi chief Dr. Martin Winterkorn, plans changed.
Forbes automotive columnist Jerry Flint provides a history lesson of various automotive couplings and even triads to illustrate that while a few have been beneficial to one or (rarely) all parties, most fall flat on their faces. None, however, are easy for any of the parties, successful or not.
Michelin's joint managing director, Edouard Michelin, has died in a boating accident off of the Ile de Sein island in Brittany in Western France, according to the French media. The unfortunate occurrence leaves the company's other managing director, Michel Rollier, to carry the company forward.
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