President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up with Made in the U.S.A.? Are they helping to make America great again? Carter rattled off the figures he has, [...]
Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization or state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the standardization that brings down [...]
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 [...]
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.
What if Kerry became President? What effect would it have on the automotive industry if Kerry became President? Every person -whether they were voting for Bush or Kerry - in each corporation I spoke with told me that they were " policy-neutral". After questioning - off the record - they would say, " We have [...]