Philip Nussel Automotive News Online Editor Phil Nussel is Editor for Automotive News Online. [email protected] 313-446-0373 See All Staff Page Recent Stories Kia names Canadian Karim Habib to head vehicle design Karim Habib, who left as Infiniti's design chief last month, will shape the future look for Kia vehicles and will be based at the automaker's global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea, starting in October. How do global suppliers thrive in a tough world? There are many great examples of how innovation keeps big auto suppliers healthy, but a smaller, lesser-known supplier named Kiekert offers another kind of compelling case study. Martinrea's adjusted Q2 profits rise 26% on efficiency gains Ontario metal parts supplier Martinrea posted a boost in net income and profit margins during the second quarter after taking one-time charges for closing a plant in Detroit a year ago.