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  • A dinner, A promise, A dealership – BMW’s President & CEO goes to Mexico

A dinner, A promise, A dealership – BMW’s President & CEO goes to Mexico

By |October 7th, 2015|

At a BMW dinner introducing the BMW 7-Series, I sat next to BMW’s CEO and President of North America. Most the evening was spent talking shop, but Willisch and I have become friends over the […]

  • Volkswagen AG's CEO, Winterkorn is out, Martin and VW AG board speak on driving the Nation

Volkswagen AG’s CEO, Winterkorn is out, Martin and VW AG board speak on driving the Nation

By |September 23rd, 2015|

Just two days after I wrote the article asking if the Volkswagen cover-up would cost Winterkorn his job, Volkswagen AG Board has accepted the resignation of Martin Winterkorn. Here is the board’s statement, and below […]

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Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

By |September 21st, 2015|

Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. talking about Volkswagen emission crisis. Volkswagen has admitted they deceived the California air resources Board in the Federal US Environmental Protection Agency. This is what Mr. […]

Is Mary Barra following in Alan Mulally’s strategic footsteps? on Driving the Nation

By |June 6th, 2014|

For five years of the time that Alan Mulally has been at Ford Motor Company, General Motors has been playing musical chairs with their Chief Executive Officers. Alan Mulally is about to retire from Ford […]

GM’s Mark Reuss on the GM Recall ignition switch replacement

By |April 23rd, 2014|

Driving the Nation talks to Mark Reuss about the ignition switch recall at the 2014 New York International Auto show (NYIAS).

The new switches have to be made. How is the process going? Has Delphi […]

General Motor’s Alan Batey at the 2014 New York auto show

By |April 23rd, 2014|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to General Motor’s Alan Batey, President GM N.A, at the 2014 New York auto show. Batey talks about the Chevy Trax, and the rear view camera […]

Bob Hegbloom Director of RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

By |April 13th, 2014|

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, […]

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

By |April 10th, 2014|

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 […]

Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, on the Audi A3

By |March 29th, 2014|

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 […]

Mary Barra, CEO of “no crappy cars”, recalls more cars. Porsche recalls cars because of fire

By |March 19th, 2014|

Before becoming CEO Mary Barra made the statement that General Motors would no longer make crappy cars. The planet registered a loss of oxygen as Auto industry insiders gasped at the thought that an executive […]