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Nissan executive Jose Munoz resigns as investigation delves deeper

Munoz served as head of North America operations since 2014

Munoz served as head of North America operations since 2014.

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Woman executive of South Korea's Hyundai Motor resigns amid #MeToo wave

Other women pressured to pour drinks for and dance with men

SEOUL — A female executive of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor has resigned after being accused of pressuring female subordinates to pour drinks for, and dance with, senior male members of staff, the Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

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Suzuki heads rolling over fuel economy scandal

Resignations and pay cuts happening at executive level in Japan.

Suzuki executives are either stepping down, taking a pay cut, or not stepping into CEO position after the admission that the company lied about mpg numbers.

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Mitsubishi president resigns in wake of fuel economy scandal

Two of the top executives at Mitsubishi are stepping down as the company is shaken by the scandal surrounding its fuel-economy figures. However the chairman and CEO is keeping his seat – at least until Nissan can replace him.

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Julie Hamp leaves Toyota in wake of drug smuggling arrest

After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive.

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Holden chief Gerry Dorizas exits GM stage left

Holden had a crisis of leadership over the past few years. GM's Australian division had three chief executives in as many years, before Mike Devereux steered it through a period of relative stability for the better part of three years. Devereux was succeeded earlier this year by Gerry Dorizas, but after less than eight months on the job, Dorizas is stepping down, too.

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Cadillac's Butler announces surprise departure

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.

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Henrik Fisker resigns due to "major disagreements" with other execs [UPDATE]

The last time we talked to Henrik Fisker, he was a non-stop stream of optimism about the company he cofounded to build luxury plug-in hybrid automobiles. This, despite a ton of negative developments for the company in 2012. His outlook has taken a turn, apparently, since Fisker has reportedly resigned from the company that bears his name. No detailed reasons were given, but in a statement sent to Autocar, the

Executive shake-up underway at Ener1 as CEO resigns

The bankruptcy of Think Global is dragging Ener1 down even more, so an executive shake-up, it seems, is in order.

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Boston-Power CEO, CFO, founder resign amidst shift of resources to China

Here we tell the tale of an executive shake-up of epic proportions.

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Tata CEO Forster steps down after only 18 months

Tata Motors has announced that its group chief executive officer, Carl-Peter Forster, resigned with immediate effect, only 18 months after joining the company.

REPORT: Cadillac/Hummer/Saab chief Mark McNabb resigns after just 13 months

Mark McNabb, the general marshaling the forces of General Motors' premium channel – Cadillac, Hummer, and Saab – is leaving the company in 10 days "to pursue other job opportunities."

Other Perspectives: Chris Bangle - The man who saved BMW?

Chris Bangle, who left BMW earlier this week to move "beyond the automobile," did not create the butt that bears his name – Adrian van Hooydonk did. But most importantly, Bangle did not stand behind that butt; he stood in front of it. It was Bangle's vision for not just BMW, but for automobiles entirely, that allowed that bustle butt to come into existence. Two new essays that look at