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    Official: Andy Palmer leaves Renault-Nissan to serve as CEO of Aston Martin
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    Aston Martin has been without a helmsman since Ulrich Bez stepped down from the chief executive office at the end of last year to serve as non-executive chairman in a semi-retired ambassadorial capacity. The British automaker, now on the cusp of a new era, has been running without a CEO since, ...

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    Official: Takashi Yamanouchi to retire as Mazda chairman
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    Takashi Yamanouchi has been with Mazda for a long time. He signed on with the Japanese automaker in April 1967 – one month after graduating from Keio University – and rose through the ranks over the years. By 1996 he was named to the company's board of directors. In 2008 he was named ...

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    Official: Lotus names Jean-Marc Gales as new CEO
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    It's been about two years since DRB-Hicom took over Proton, and through it Lotus. One of its first courses of action was to fire the existing CEO, Dany Bahar, and proceed to scrap most if not all of his (arguably over-) ambitious plans. In his place they put one of their own – Aslam ...

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    Report: Mary Barra named Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune
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    Mary Barra has been CEO of GM for less than a month, but she's already receiving major accolades. Barra took the top spot in Fortune magazine's first list of the 50 Global Most Powerful Women in Business, ahead of Ginni Rometty, the chairman and CEO of IBM, in second place and Indra Nooyi, the ...

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    Report: Four-horse race opens up for next Chrysler-Fiat CEO
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    There are some companies that could change leadership overnight and still remain more or less the operations that they are. But some have built themselves up around one central figure. Just ask Carlos Tavares, who found he couldn't escape the long shadow of Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. ...

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    Breaking: GM's Mary Barra becomes first female CEO at global automaker
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    Akerson himself previously noted that a female CEO at one of the Detroit Three was "inevitable." Mary Barra is set to become the first woman to lead a global automaker. The executive will succeed General Motors' Dan Akerson, a former private equity bigwig who was appointed in 2009 to help ...

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    Report: Akerson may leave GM next year, search for replacement not started yet
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    Already there are many signs that suggest General Motors CEO Dan Akerson will retire next year, but he hasn't formally announced his plans to GM's board, The Economic Times reports, and the search for a new CEO apparently hasn't started. If Akerson retires next year, as is speculated, the move ...

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    Report: Potential GM CEO successor named one of 50 most powerful women in business
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    Mary Barra, the current Executive Vice President, Global Product Development for General Motors and widely believed to be a leading candidate to succeed current GM CEO Dan Akerson, has been named to the Fortune's Top 50 Women in Business list for the second year in a row. Barra dropped a few ...

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    Report: GM's Akerson says female CEO at Detroit automaker 'inevitable'
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    Running a Detroit auto company won't be a good ol' boys club forever, at least according to the Chairman of General Motors, Dan Akerson. Speaking at the 2013 Michigan Automotive Summit this week, Akerson said that a female CEO was "inevitable," with some sources suggesting the comment may have ...

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    Report: Renault COO Tavares dreams of running GM or Ford
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    What do you do if you're in a job with no upward mobility? Admittedly, most of us just stick it out while secretly hoping our boss is sacked for all those paperclips he's been swiping, netting us a nice, shiny promotion. Then again, most of us aren't the number two at Renault, like Carlos ...

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    Official: Masamichi Kogai new Mazda president and CEO
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    There's some executive rearranging going on in the top suite at Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan, with current CEO Takashi Yamanouchi telling reporters there "I'd like to hand over the work to younger people" now that the company has returned to profitability. Yamanouchi became CEO on November 19, ...

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    Report: Ex-GM VP LaNeve takes over Lincoln ad agency
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    Those of you that caught yesterday's op-ed about Lincoln will have heard already, but Mark LaNeve has taken the helm at Team Detroit. Once the North American vice president of sales, service and marketing for General Motors, LaNeve will now head up the agency that handles all of Ford advertising. ...

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    Report: Zetsche's CEO tenure extended through 2016 at Daimler
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    There appear to be two takes on Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche having his contract extended for three more years, to 2016. A report in The Detroit News quotes the chairman of Daimler's supervisory board, Manfred Bischoff, talking up the stability at the top, "With today's extensions of the contracts ...

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    Official: Ford shakes up executives, Mulally to stay through 2014
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    Ford shored up its executive team this morning, announcing not only a series of promotions, but confirming that popular CEO Alan Mulally will remain at Ford through at least 2014. The announcements arrive amid speculation about Ford's succession plan and who would ultimately replace Mulally, 67, ...

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    Report: Volvo CEO admits automaker's cars are too complicated
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    Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has said his company's products are "too complicated for the consumer," according to Automotive News. Jacoby said 75 percent of Volvo customers don't know "all the possibilities they have with their car." He contrasted the automaker with Apple's intuitive products, which ...

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    Report: VW considering new midsize utility for NA; Polo and Up! still on table
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    We've already heard word that Volkswagen may be considering a new Alltrack version of its Jetta for the North American Market, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker is also looking at other high-riding options. Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America CEO, says a new mid-sized SUV ...

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    Official: Former Ford chairman, CEO Red Poling dead at 86
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    The Ford Motor Company and the automotive industry as a whole are mourning the loss today of Harold "Red" Poling, who passed away on May 12 in Pacific Grove, California, at the age of 86. A Michigan native, Poling was a navy veteran and a graduate of Monmouth College and Indiana University, where ...

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    Report: Mulally awarded $58.3M in stock for succesful turnaround
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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally has been awarded $58.3 million in company stock for his hand in righting the automaker's fortunes. After taxes, the CEO will receive $34.5 million. According to Automotive News, Mulally will also receive salary and benefits for 2011 on top of the his stock incentives. The ...

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    Official: Tom LaSorda named Fisker CEO [UPDATED]
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    Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler CEO and current Fisker vice chairman, has been named CEO of Fisker Automotive Group. LaSorda takes the reigns from the company's namesake, Henrik Fisker, and will continue to help manage the up-start automaker with the help of former BMW, Ford and General Motors board ...

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    Report: Ousted Mercedes-Benz USA boss Lieb fighting dismissal in court
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    Deposed Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. chief Ernst Lieb may be gone, but he won't soon be forgotten. Lieb is suing Benz parent company Daimler for wrongful dismissal, with a German court date scheduled for March, according to Automotive News. The automaker claims Lieb, 56 improperly spent a six-figure sum ...

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