Former-Ford Exec now CEO of GKN Plc amid turmoil

By | 2017-12-11T13:29:28+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives|Tags: , , |

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 – BMW’s President & CEO goes to Mexico

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW|Tags: , , , |

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 years, and we talked about family and schedules. Willisch would be heading home to his wife that evening, but his [...]

Volkswagen AG’s CEO, Winterkorn is out, Martin & VW AG board speak

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Volkswagen|Tags: , |

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

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

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Diesel, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

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. Horn has to say tonight in New York City.