Corporate/Finance


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    Rivian chief accounting officer to step down

    Jeffrey Baker will resign later this month to pursue another opportunity, the electric vehicle maker disclosed in a securities filing.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Stellantis’ chief software business officer departs

    The move is the latest in a number of high-profile executive exits from the automaker this year.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Sonic Automotive’s sales dip as CDK cyberattack causes material impact

    The company reported ongoing service disruptions and said vehicle sales declined after an attack on a third-party vendor.

    By Matt Kapko • July 8, 2024
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    GM subsidiary withdraws ILC charter application

    If the application had been approved, it would have marked a return to the industrial loan company format for the automaker.

    By Rajashree Chakravarty • July 8, 2024
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    CDK eyes service restoration for all car dealers by Fourth of July

     A systemwide outage following a cyberattack has impacted more than 15,000 car dealers since June 19.

    By Matt Kapko • July 2, 2024
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    BMW of North America names new CFO

    Andreas Kindler is replacing Raymond Wittmann, who is relocating to Munich to lead the automaker’s corporate strategy division.

    By July 2, 2024
  • Pictured is John Cappella wearing a dark colored suit with a Porsche vehicle in the background. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Porsche North America.
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    Porsche Cars North America names new COO

    John Capella is joining from Porsche Cars Canada, and replacing longtime executive Joe Lawrence.

    By July 1, 2024
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    GM names Marc Whitten CEO of Cruise

    The new chief will take over the robotaxi company as it prepares to restart operations after a months-long suspension and series of executive shake-ups.

    By June 27, 2024
  • Tesla co-founder Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference May 6, 2024 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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    Tesla heads back to court still hoping to pay CEO Elon Musk billions

    The EV maker is hoping that a second shareholder approval of Musk’s record compensation package will influence a Delaware court.

    By Justin Bachman • June 27, 2024
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    Stellantis looks to new leaders for North American comeback

    Jeep, Dodge and Ram have new leaders after a series of high-profile departures from the automaker.

    By June 25, 2024
  • Three 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickups driving.
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    Volkswagen invests $1B in Rivian with plans for a joint venture

    The new, equally-controlled business will focus on developing a next-generation electrical/electronic architecture for EVs.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Ionna EV charging venture picks global HQ, executive team

    Seven major automakers, including Honda and BMW, established the joint initiative in 2023 with plans to install 30,000 chargers in North America by 2030.

    By June 21, 2024
  • A row of Ford F-150 Lighting pickups parked inside the automaker's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan.
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    Ford ends Model e EV program for dealers

    The automaker faced pushback over the program’s significant upfront investment costs.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Fisker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The EV startup says it’s in advanced discussions with financial stakeholders regarding the sale of its assets.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Tesla shareholders back Elon Musk $56B pay package

    “Hot damn, I love you guys,” the CEO said on stage during the company’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Tracker

    Tracking US auto sales by month

    June sales were down for the vast majority of automakers in the wake of the CDK cyberattack.

    Updated July 10, 2024
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    EV adoption falls to its lowest point since 2021: JD Power

    Meanwhile, electric vehicles are more available than they’ve ever been.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 13, 2024
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    Former Honda SVP named CEO of Piston Group

    Mamadou Diallo will help manage the company’s overall performance, including financial management, planning and reporting.

    By June 12, 2024
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    GM board approves $6B stock buyback

    It’s the automaker’s second major buyback following a $10 billion accelerated share repurchase announced in November.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 6, 2024
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    GM promotes 2 former Apple execs to lead its software organization

    The executive appointments come as the automaker aims to make software a core component of its vehicle and customer experience.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Hertz poaches Spirit Airlines CFO

    Less than a year after taking the permanent CFO seat, Alexandra Brooks is exiting the rental car company as it struggles to manage its bold EV bet.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • June 5, 2024
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    BorgWarner names new COO amid EV restructuring

    Joseph Fadool will oversee the supplier’s operations as it reorganizes its business units to execute its “Charging Forward” strategy.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Stellantis names new chief sales and marketing officer

    Lancia brand CEO Luca Napolitano is replacing Thierry Koskas, who will remain with the automaker’s Citroën brand.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 31, 2024
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    US workers say they’re satisfied with their PTO but still don’t exhaust it

    Heavy workload is one of the most common reasons behind unused time off in recent research.

    By Ryan Golden • May 29, 2024