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Say Patel achieves the elusive dream of buying a car dealership

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST

It's very difficult to buy a dealership. Say Patel didn't let that stop him.



Automotive News Europe salutes Monika Mikac

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Startup is Monika Mikac, who is chief operating officer at Croatian electric vehicle maker Rimac Automobili.



Automotive News Europe salutes Florian Wunsch

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Sales is Florian Wunsch, Nissan's head of global powertrain sales.



Automotive News Europe salutes Mathieu Devillard

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Sales is Mathieu Devillard, who is a customer business unit director at Faurecia.



Automotive News Europe salutes Hans-Joerg Dohrmann

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for New Mobility is Hans-Joerg Dohrmann, who is chairman is Swiss car-sharing firm sharoo.



Automotive News Europe salutes Pedro Lazarino

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Marketing is Pedro Lazarino, Opel's European sales and marketing regional manager.



Automotive News Europe salutes Steven De Ploey

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Marketing is Steven De Ploey, Jaguar Land Rover's global marketing strategy and planning director.



Automotive News Europe salutes Gauthier Lerouge

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Manufacturing is Gauthier Lerouge, who is a general manager and program director at Faurecia.



Automotive News Europe salutes Mariya K. Trickett

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Human Resources is Mariya K. Trickett, Dana's senior vice president for global human resources.



Automotive News Europe salutes Maria Grazia Davino

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for General Management is Maria Grazia Davino, who is managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's operations in Switzerland.



Automotive News Europe salutes Herve Boyer

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards.



Legendary car dealer Carl Sewell is driven to connect

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Retail legend Carl Sewell's battle with cancer changed the course of his dealership group #8212; but the emphasis on connecting with customers remains.



Automotive News Europe salutes Christian Terlinde

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Finance is Christian Terlinde, Benteler Automotive's managing director and chief financial officer.



Obituaries

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Former dealer and automotive executive Paul Hartmann died May 9. He was 73.



Automotive News Europe salutes Michael Hummelbrunner

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Finance is Michael Hummelbrunner, Magna Steyr's global director of finance and controlling.



Automotive News Europe salutes Michael Weiss

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Engineering is Michael Weiss, who is vice president of thermal management and water pump bearings at Schaeffler.



Automotive News Europe salutes Felicie Burelle

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Business Development is Felicie Burelle, Plastic Omnium's executive vice president of strategy and development.



Automotive News Europe salutes Christian Ohm

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Brand Management is Christian Ohm, Mazda Europe's head of strategic brand management, media, insights, analytics and marketing performance.



Automotive News Europe salutes Frank Kremer

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2017 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Aftermarket and Customer Service is Frank Kremer, who is an aftersales director with Nissan in Europe.



IHS manager Jackson moves to OESA

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association has tapped IHS veteran Mike Jackson as its executive director of strategy and research.



Toyota's Leroy to speak next month at Europe congress

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Didier Leroy, Toyota's highest ranking non-Japanese executive, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 21 in Barcelona, Spain.



Racing scenes inspire Mazda's top designer

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

When Mazda global design chief Ikuo Maeda was a boy, he saw the 1971 Steve McQueen racing epic Le Mans. The led to a passion for racing that feeds his creative side.



FCA's Ralph Gilles unleashing his 'inner racer'

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

There's no disputing it -- Ralph Gilles is one of the coolest guys in the auto industry. But when does Fiat Chrysler Auto-mobiles' global head of design achieve peak cool?



Tasca family lives the 'win on Sunday' philosophy

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

The Tasca family of auto dealers claims its founder conceived the slogan "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." It neatly sums up the business case for why dealers and automakers race.



Mark Reuss, in the 'knothole'

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

As much as Mark Reuss, a licensed road racer who created General Motors' Performance Division, relishes the fast lane, his appreciation for the carpool lane also runs deep.



Ford's Jim Farley sees racing as relaxing

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

For Ford of Europe President Jim Farley, racing is the antidote to the pressures of working life.



Bob Carter and the car that's now a couch

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

In his youth, Toyota executive Bob Carter would visit the short tracks of western Pennsylvania on Saturday nights with his brother, soaking up the local racing culture.



Love of cars drives Aston's Andy Palmer

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

"Me driving the car isn't going to help us win." Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is blunt about that.



Duerheimer steers Bentley back to the track

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Wolfgang Duerheimer is a strong believer in the old adage "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday," but his love of racing comes from a place where money is the means rather than the end.



Raj Nair's mom was right

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Raj Nair, the head of Ford's product development, doesn't remember when he first fell in love with motorsports. But he knows his parents certainly didn't have anything to do with it.



Track time is a form of therapy for supplier CEO

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Whipping a high-revving sports car or a torquey low-revving Detroit muscle car around a track at high speeds is a form of therapy for Bill Kozyra, CEO of TI Automotive, a Tier 1 supplier of fuel system parts.



Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak recalls the highs and lows of his many hot laps

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Dave Pericak, head of Ford Performance, has been on countless hot laps on racetracks across the globe. But one in particular stands out.



JLR's Kim McCullough fulfills a dream

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

A not-so-great driving performance at the Bob Bondurant Racing School in Arizona in 1992 prompted Kim McCullough, then Mazda's national advertising manager, to get serious about racing and to eventually compete in amateur race events.



Toyota's driving chief learns the secret sauce

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

In an interview with Asia Editor Hans Greimel, Akio Toyoda, 61, talked about his interest in racing and how it now influences the flavor of Lexus and Toyota vehicles.



Honda's Sage Marie recalls memorable machines

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

A car guy working for a car company is lucky. Sage Marie is luckier than most.



Mueller, overseer of Takata fund, gets new assignment

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

A federal judge in Detroit may need to find someone else to oversee a compensation fund for victims of defective Takata airbags.



Akio Toyoda is both master driver and late bloomer

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Akio Toyoda not only runs Toyota Motor Corp. but is its master driver, the final arbiter of what makes a Lexus a Lexus and a Toyota a Toyota.



Why tiny Mazda rules amateur racing

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

Mazda's footprint in the auto industry is tiny. But its reach in the world of club and amateur racing is unparalleled.



Carlos Tavares stays on track

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

For PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, racing is perhaps more natural than running a global car company with annual revenues of $59 billion.



The metamorphosis of C.J. Wilson

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:01:00 EST

There's retiring, and then there's retiring at age 35 with millions of dollars in the bank and a passion for racing, owning and selling some of the world's most pedigreed car brands.