Who could replace Carlos Ghosn even if he leaves jail?

The Gambler At some point, you have to look at the cards you're holding and realize that your opponent might have gotten the better hand. That is the case with Renault and Carlos Ghosn. John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about whether this is the end of Renault Nissan alliance for Carlos Ghosn Carlos [...]

By |2020-01-29T17:18:48-08:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carlos Ghosn – corporate greed or a coup?

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about Carlos Ghosn Last week DrivingtheNation reported that Carlos Ghosn had been charged a second time. The charge was for pretty much the same charge as the first charge; underreporting his salary. The second charge was for a different set of years. At the time I asked why [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:12:46-07:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: |0 Comments

Carlos Ghosn, the ugliness of human egos and cultural differences

“This is a negative impact of the long regime of Mr. Ghosn,” Saikawa said. “This is a good opportunity to revise the way we work." The situation is a shame - it's an ugly story of human egos and cultural differences and history repeating itself. Once again, innocent till proven guilty, but there are questions [...]

Carlos Ghosn, conspiracy or covert action

Innocent till proven guilty. All the newspapers and television shows are saying the same thing. Mainly because it's so hard to think of a man that was making over $10 million a year stooping so low. A man that saved Nissan Motor Co., a man that had such a cult following in Japan that they [...]

By |2018-11-27T08:42:45-08:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Former-Ford Exec now CEO of GKN Plc amid turmoil

Whoa, someone call Shonda Rhimes. There has to be a backstory to this that is worthy of the screenwriter that has mastered the television show, Scandal. Let's look at this in a way only Rhimes could. The press release from GKN was direct, "Kevin Cummings, previously CEO Designate, will leave the Board and GKN with [...]

A dinner, A promise, A dealership in Mexico

A promise is a promise At a BMW dinner introducing the BMW 7-Series, I sat next to BMW's CEO and President of North America. Most of the evening was spent talking shop, but Willisch and I have become friends over the years, and we talked about family and schedules. Willisch would be heading home to [...]

By |2020-06-06T15:54:19-07:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Martin Winterkorn ousted as CEO Volkswagen AG

Martin Winterkorn out at Volkswagen 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 that the former CEO of Volkswagen AG, Martin Winterkorn's statement. Winterkorn's predecessor has not been [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:42:21-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Michael Horn admits Volkswagen deceit

Volkswagen did it on purpose and got caught Michael Horn, President, and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. talking about the Volkswagen emission crisis. Volkswagen has admitted they deceived the California air resources Board in the Federal US Environmental Protection Agency. This is what Mr. Horn has to say tonight in New York City.

General Motor’s Mary Barra musical CEO chair

Musical Chairs at General Motors 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 as CEO and General Motors is just bringing in their first CEO to restructure the [...]

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