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    Report: Chris Perry resigns as Chevy's US marketing chief
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    General Motors has cycled through marketing executives for its Chevrolet brand with surprising frequency over the past few years. In the latest development, The Detroit News reports that Chris Perry – Chevy's current head of marketing – announced his resignation on Wednesday, effective ...

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    Report: Cadillac's Butler announces surprise departure
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    The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Cadillac's vice president of global strategic development, Don Butler, has resigned. Butler has held the position since April, after a term as vice president of US marketing for General Motor's luxury brand. As the report explains, the timing here is ...

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    Official: Cadillac XTS lineup expands to livery, limo and hearse models
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    Cadillac has announced a trio of new specialty vehicles based on the 2013 XTS, including a livery sedan, limousine, and 'funeral coach' (read: hearse). The first model mentioned, the livery sedan, is a factory package from General Motors, and features an air-leveling rear suspension, heated rear ...

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    Fiat gets a new chief executive
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    Your eyes doth not deceive you: Fiat has a new CEO. But before we get ahead of ourselves, Sergio Marchionne isn't going anywhere. The Italian-Canadian executive mastermind directing both the Fiat and Chrysler groups is not relinquishing his position. But a number of years ago, he did hand over ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler working to skirt federally-manded $500,000 executive salary cap
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    As previously reported, once Chrysler dipped its beak into the Federal coffers, the top 25 executive salaries would be capped at $500,000 per year. However, it seems the bankrupt automaker's new parent has found a way around the salary limitation by making the senior Chrysler officers Fiat ...

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    Fritz gets promoted to GM president and COO
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    General Motors has reintroduced the position of President and Chief Operating Officer with the naming of Fritz Henderson to the post by Rick Wagoner. Henderson's move up from Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer sees Ray Young moving from group VP of finance to Executive Vice President and ...

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    Report: Mercedes releases Alonso
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    'You don't want us, and we don't want you.' That seems to be the consensus at Mercedes-Benz regarding Fernando Alonso, who has openly stated his displeasure over the course of the season with McLaren, the F1 team principally owned and powered by Mercedes. According to emerging reports, the ...

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    Toyota's Jim Press named Auto Industry Exec of the Year
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    Jim Press, the president of Toyota Motor North America (TMA), has been announced as the recipient of this year's 2007 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year award, which surprisingly marks the first time (though probably not the last) that a Toyota exec has earned the honor. You may remember ...

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    Ford announces corporate realignment
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    Not long after we told you about the likely promotion of Derrick Kuzak to the role of global Car Czar, President and CEO of Ford Alan Mulally officially announced his corporate realignment plan. At the top of the pyramid is, of course, Mulally himself. Reporting to him are the leaders of Ford's ...

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    Slummin' it: Chrysler execs testing used vehicles
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    Thinking that top executives had perhaps gotten out of touch with what the real world buyer of their cars is experiencing, Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda is sending 250 top executives out to test drive some used cars. He has them driving three-year-old DaimlerChrysler products because he wants them to ...

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    Volvo XC90 Executive ups the luxury ante in Europe
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    The 2007 Volvo XC90 received a number of enhancements for the 2007 MY, including an ever-so-slight refreshening and a new six-cylinder inline engine. Volvo is introducing a range-topping Executive model that adds chrome and silver trim on the exterior along with large 19-inch wheels, contrasting ...

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    GM building "strike bank" in preparation for Delphi walk-out
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    Rick Wagoner, embattled head of General Motors, appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday morning news program, and confessed that GM is stockpiling parts and complete vehicles in an attempt to protect the automaker in case its spin-off supplier Delphi decides to strike. Indeed, this ...

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    Bill Ford named Auto Exec of the Year
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    Sure, the North American wing of his company may be floundering a bit, but Bill Ford’s frankness in the face of financial hardship has won him the honor of being named the 2006 Automotive Industry Exec of the Year. The Automotive Industry Action Group and DNV, a management systems ...

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    Bill Ford's compensation falls 40 percent to $13.3M
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    Ford Motor released details of its executive compensation Friday, as part of its 2006 proxy statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. At the top of the list is chairman and CEO Bill Ford, whose 2005 total compensation took a big hit, falling 40 percent to $13,298,279. In all fairness, ...

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