Executives

Musk's 'Teslaquila' prompts sobering opposition from the tequila industry

Elon Musk and Mexico's tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the drink's industry group opposed the Tesla CEO's efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed "Teslaquila."


Congressional race another tough job for Boerio

Former Jaguar chief Bibiana Boerio knew the Pennsylvania congressional seat would be a tough job. It was. She lost 58 percent to 42 percent to Republican Guy Reschenthaler.

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A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.

Rivian buys into beauty of brown

Rivian weighed the choices of greenfield, contract manufacturing or a brownfield site. In the end, Mitsubishi's trained work force made the decision easy.

Subaru plant evolves from uncertain to robust

Tom Easterday, Subaru of Indiana Automotive's executive vice president, has worked at Subaru Corp.'s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan from its beginning, but after a nearly 30-year career, he'll retire on Dec. 31.

Who is Tesla's new chairman, Robyn Denholm?

Denholm, 55, one of two women on Tesla’s nine-member board, has been CFO and head of strategy at Telstra Corp., Australia's former phone monopoly, since only Oct. 1 after 18 months as chief operations officer.

UPDATED: 11/7/18 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
CDK Global names former Intel chief Brian Krzanich as CEO

Dealership software giant CDK Global said it hired former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to take over as CEO. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald, CDK's CEO since 2016. The move is effective immediately.


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