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Bill Ford to serve as company's voice

The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 1:56 pm ET - corrected
New Ford CEO Hackett conjures up memories of Mulally

It was déjà vu at Ford's world headquarters as Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage and introduced Jim Hackett as the automaker's new "transformational," turnaround-tested CEO.

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| UPDATED: 5/24/ 7:33 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California plant.

| UPDATED: 5/24/17 4:50 pm ET - adds details
Toyota hires VW marketing exec Shahani

Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integrated marketing operations. The move is effective June 5.

| UPDATED: 5/24/17 4:19 pm ET - adds stock close
FCA stumbles into U.S. regulatory crosshairs again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will now have to defend itself against accusations it's run afoul of environmental, safety and securities laws in the span of just a few years.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 1:56 pm ET - corrected
New Ford CEO Hackett conjures up memories of Mulally

It was déjà vu at Ford's world headquarters as Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage and introduced Jim Hackett as the automaker's new "transformational," turnaround-tested CEO.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 9:46 a.m. ET - adds Ford comment
Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.


VW's Mueller says culture change could still take years

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said some managers are resisting the automaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud. "There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership," Mueller said.

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