Skip to main content

tom lasorda

  • 0
    Official: Tom LaSorda named Fisker CEO [UPDATED]

    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 ...

  • 0
    Official: Fisker names former Chrysler chief Tom LaSorda its vice chairman

    Starting a new automaker from scratch is no easy feat. Henrik Fisker is a visionary designer, but to get his Karma luxury hybrid on the road, he knew he'd need a good management team behind him. So he brought in BMW and Ford native Bernhard Koehler as Chief Operating Officer, General Motors number ...

  • 0
    REPORT: Ex-execs from Chrysler join startup green company

    Ex-Chrysler CEO and co-president Tom LaSorda (above) and ex-VP of North American sales Steven Landry have joined a small Detroit startup called ALTe. Focused on the fleet industry, ALTe aims to retrofit light trucks and vans, limos and taxis, and police cars with its flexible and proprietary ...

  • 0
    Ex-Chrysler Pres. Tom LaSorda to advise Penske on Saturn sale

    Penske Automotive Group has reportedly contracted the services of former Chrysler President Tom LaSorda, who left the automaker when it filed for Chapter 11 protection on April 30th, to advise it on its possible bid to purchase the Saturn brand from current parent General Motors. Up until the year ...

  • 0
    Chrysler to Canada: Pay up, or we leave

    Chrysler LLC President and Vice Chairman Tom Lasorda spoke to Canadian Members of Parliament during a hearing in Ottawa on Wednesday, and based on the account published by, it seems like it was really just a venue at which Lasorda was able to read off a list of demands from his ...

  • 0
    POLL: How will Jim Press affect the fortunes of Chrysler LLC?

    Wow, we're still reeling a bit from this morning's news that Chrysler hired off Toyota North America's top executive, Jim Press. He now shares the title of Vice Chairman and President with Tom LaSorda, and the two will report directly to Chrysler's new CEO, Bob Nardelli. While LaSorda will handle ...

  • 0
    BREAKING: Jim Press leaves Toyota for Chrysler!

    var digg_url = ''; Despite recently renewing his contract with Chrysler, it's looking more and more like Tom LaSorda's days at the automaker are numbered. This morning, Chrysler Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli revealed ...

  • 0
    New CEO Nardelli takes over at Chrysler as LaSorda stands by

    Chrysler's new Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli introduced himself at a press conference this morning as his new No. 2 Tom LaSorda stood by his side (more like directly behind him). LaSorda, who until this past weekend was CEO himself, is staying on the team, though his own No. 2, COO Eric Ridenour, ...

  • 0
    Wolfgang Bernhard to become chairman of Chrysler Group

    According to a German magazine referenced by Automotive News, Wolfgang Bernhard is expected to be announced as the Chrysler Group's chairman-in-waiting, pending DaimlerChrysler's sale of the automaker to Cerberus Capital Management. Currently Bernhard is an acting advisor, a consultant if you will, ...

  • 0
    What's up with Wolfgang? He's back at Chrysler

    Immediately following the sale of Chrysler to Cerberus, people began speculating on what role former Chrysler exec Wolfgang Bernhard would take up in the newly minted Chrysler Corp. Even we jumped on the bandwagon and suggested Bernhard, who had been hired on by Cerberus to advise the sale, would ...

  • 0
    Tell us what you really think: Lee Iacocca slams Daimler

    There aren't that many people in the world who have a stronger emotional connection to Chrysler Corp. than Lee Iacocca, father of the minivan and savior for Chrysler during the early '80s. In an article featured in BusinessWeek, Iacocca reveals his feelings and thoughts about Daimler AG's sale of ...

  • 0
    LaSorda speaks: We're not breaking up the band!

    The newly minted Chrysler Corp. held its first press conference today and carryover CEO Tom LaSorda made it clear that all of Chrysler's brands will be kept together after the sale to Cerberus Capital Management goes through. Many have been wondering if Cerberus would pull an Edward Lewis à ...

  • 0
    Chrysler's Tom LaSorda webcast at 1:30 PM EST

    You too can front like you're a member of the press when Chrysler CEO and President, Tom LaSorda addresses questions from the seething throngs during a press conference today at 1:30 PM EST. Naturally, the topic of conversation will be the sale of Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management. We're not ...

  • 0
    Chrysler to build new plant in Michigan

    With all the news surrounding the possible sale of Chrysler, it's nice to know that the forlorn automaker is still looking to the future and revamping aging production centers.An announcement is expected later this week regarding a new axle plant that will supposedly be built somewhere northeast of ...

  • 0
    BREAKING: Tom LaSorda spams the troops to pick up morale

    There are plenty of reports today that morale at Chrysler is in a tailspin right now due to all of the rumors swirling about the potential sale of the company. Having been through several buyouts and mergers (both attempted and successful) in the past 15 years, I know that one of the worst things ...

  • 0
    Chrysler Group announces Recovery and Transformation plan

    var digg_url = ''; Project X has now officially been renamed the Recovery and Transformation plan by the Chrysler Group, which plans to reduce its workforce by 13,000 people between now and 2009. ...

  • 0
    Chrysler's "Project X" calls for 10,000 jobs cuts, two closed plants

    We have more details on the rumored restructuring plan that the Chrysler Group is expected to announce on February 14th. First, it's dubbed internally as "Project X", which must mean it involves chimpanzees and large doses of radiation. In addition to radiated chimps (we're kidding, click the link ...

  • 0
    The buzz is wrong: LaSorda says no Hornet from China

    Despite early assumptions, it looks like the Dodge Hornet has been swatted down for now. The news comes out of a talk Chrysler's media-only Firehouse blog recently had with Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda.

    Q – Will this car mean the death of the Hornet, the muscular small car ...

  • 0
    Chrysler to present restructuring plan in February

    Chrysler Group CEO Tom LaSorda travelled to DaimlerChrysler's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, last Wednesday to present a restructuring plan to the company's management board. The Detroit News reports that the plan will involve job cuts and and the closing of at least two plants in the U.S. The ...

  • 0
    LaSorda recognizes Chrysler's ads are lame

    During a meeting with Detroit-area dealers, Tom LaSorda, Chrysler group's CEO, expressed his displeasure with the current advertising route employed by the Detroit New York offices of BBDO.He specifically singled out the ad where a stranded motorist enlists the help of a Nitro driver to jump his ...


Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle