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October 17, 2017

Former Chrysler Fleet GM MacDonald Dies

John MacDonald, who ran Chrysler's fleet unit for several years in the 1990s, died at his home on Walloon Lake, Mich., earlier this month. He was 72.

October 17, 2017

Nissan Elevates Mohnke to SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Operations

Nissan North America has named Dan Mohnke senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations in the U.S., where he will oversee light commercial vehicles and report to the company's North America chairman.

October 3, 2017

Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.

May 22, 2017

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

August 22, 2016

Nissan Appoints Light Commercial Vehicle Sales Director

Nissan Group has appointed Tiago Castro as director of light commercial vehicle sales and marketing in North America in a move that's effective on Sept. 1, the company announced.

August 4, 2016

Yokohama Tire Names Senior Director of Commercial Sales

Yokohama Tire Corporation has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division.

April 13, 2016

Ford Redeveloping Dearborn HQ by 2026

Ford Motor Co. has begun a broad-based redevelopment of its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters that will transform it into two campuses in the next decade.

December 8, 2015

Nissan Executive Changes Aim for More Truck Sales

Nissan has consolidated its commercial vehicle sales efforts under Fred Diaz as it prepares to launch the Titan XD and other truck products to target "key opportunity areas," the company has announced.

November 9, 2015

Former Ford Fleet Director Joins Automotive Services Firm

John Feliz, who served as director of Ford's fleet sales unit, has joined Motormindz, a global automotive professional services and technology company.

October 5, 2015

FCA US Names Fleet Chief for North America

FCA US has appointed Reid Bigland to oversee North American fleet sales, shifting that responsibility from Timothy Kuniskis, who moves into a role overseeing passenger car sales for the company's brands.

September 2, 2015

Nissan Names U.S. Sales Chief, Reshuffles Fleet Roles

Nissan has promoted Dan Mohnke to lead its U.S. sales efforts to replace the departing Derrick Hatami, and appointed a new director of fleet sales earlier this summer.

April 8, 2015

Nissan Reorganizing U.S. Sales Territories

Nissan is reorganizing its U.S. sales territories into eight geographic regions, and has hired David Englen as a vice president for the Mountain Region, Nissan announced.

March 11, 2015

Jeep CEO 'Big Fan' of a Jeep Pickup

Jeep’s CEO Mike Manley remains a “big fan of a Jeep pickup,” according to a recent interview with the Detroit News. Manley also stated that the company’s history “says it belongs in our portfolio.”

January 7, 2015

Former Ford Fleet Director Retires

Ford has elevated Mark LaNeve to the role of vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service to replace John Felice, a former Ford fleet executive who retires after 30 years with the company.

November 1, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

September 19, 2014

Chrysler's Ram Gamble Pays Off

Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.

August 18, 2014

New Head of Ram Truck Named

Chrysler Group has elevated Robert Hegbloom to head of its Ram Truck brand. Hegbloom replaces Reid Bigland, who has been named head of the Alfa Romeo brand as Chrysler reintroduces Alfa Romeo into North America after more than two decades.

June 16, 2014

Omnitracs Appoints New President, CEO

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced that David Post has been named president and chief operating officer.

May 1, 2014

Ford's CEO Retiring July 1

Ford Motor Co.'s CEO Alan Mulally is retiring July 1 after transforming the automaker during an economic crisis that forced other Detroit automakers to seek federal bailouts.

May 1, 2014

LoJack Hires Nissan Fleet Executive

LoJack Corp. has named former Nissan North America fleet executive Joe Castelli as its vice president of fleet and commercial operations to grow the company's commercial equipment and fleet management business.

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