Category: Automotive executives

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand. Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an eco-diesel? Hegbloom goes through the stats, including towing 2014 [...]

Boxer to Barra “Woman to woman, I’m disappointed” – that would be CEO, Senator

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the GM recall. The question has come up numerous times, behind doors and in front of Congress, how much did the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, know before he resigned and appointed [...]

San Mateo, CA – Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Audi A3. Audi of America had to go to Audi AG to get permission to produce an A3 sedan. With Volkswagen sedans not selling well in America how hard was it for Audi of [...]

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss, General Motor’s Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. There is magnetic ride control on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac CTS and the new Chevy pickups. Why not the Cadillac ELR and will it happen?

Mark Reuss, on GM-Europe and Asia product

Mark Reuss is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. Reuss talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about dropping the Chevrolet brand in Europe. Chevy has made traction in Europe, so what happens when a European wants a [...]

Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG

Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been its Chairman of Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental’s partnership with Nokia’s HERE. Continental already has partnerships with Cisco and [...]

President of Infiniti Motors, Johan de Nysschen

Johan de Nysschen is the global boss of Infiniti, based in Hong Kong. de Nysschen talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the change in structure, innovation and future technology inside Infiniti’s concept cars. Nissan’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, hired de Nysschen, primarily because of his success as Audi’s U.S. boss. de Nysschen, [...]

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, on technology and sales

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about technology and sales in Audi. At CES Audi announced that AT&T would be a provider and Audi would start incorporating 4G LTE in their cars. Audi is known for their LED [...]

Ford’s President and CEO, Alan Mulally, on Ford’s future products

Alan Roger Mulally, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company. Mulally talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Ford’s F-150 and other future products. The same high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys already used in aerospace is, for the first time, being used throughout the F-150 body. Mulally says the F-150 [...]