Automotive Management

Here you’ll find information from management on the best practices and emerging technologies that help executives and companies operate more efficiently. Management matters.

Bosch Goes Green(er)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Not only are they addressing emissions, but they are also working toward greater levels of innovation at Bosch.

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Continental and Change

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2019 at 8:39 AM

“After 2030, the last generation of diesel and gasoline engines will be launched. After 2040, it is possible that no more diesel and gasoline engines will be sold. From 2050, roads and cities will ideally be free of CO2 emissions.”

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Market, Tech, Positioning, Product and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 06, 2019 at 6:46 AM

Once upon a time, automakers used to provide 10-day sales numbers. But as time has gone on, GM decided to go quarterly, then this year Ford followed suit, and now FCA has decided that with its April reporting, it, too, will go for the quarter not the month.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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“After Hours” in New York

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

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Mazda’s Masahiro Moro Talks Mazda in North America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 15, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Masahiro Moro is the chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, as well as the senior managing executive officer for Oversight of Operations in North America.

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Scenario Planning: Do It Now

By: Paul Eichenberg - March 04, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Automotive electrification is not just an idea anymore, it’s a growing reality. Global powers and the biggest automakers are already making great strides toward a future that is predominately electric.

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Ed Welburn on Automotive Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 04, 2019 at 7:12 AM

To say that Ed Welburn  had (and continues to have) a remarkable career in design is like saying that the Polar Vortex that many of us in the Midwest experienced last week was chilly.

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What Is Continental Doing with ~10,000 Engineers?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 17, 2019 at 5:46 AM

Continental, an automotive supplier that has a deep engineering bench, is making a huge organizational change, one that Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the executive board, explains is necessary because, as he puts it, “The industry is changing at a high pace, so we have to change, too.”

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Reuss Named GM President

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 03, 2019 at 9:05 AM

A quick shout out to Mark Reuss, one of the best people in the industry, who was named president of GM this morning.

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Fluid Handling, Hot Cars & 2018 in the Rear View

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 24, 2018 at 7:19 AM

When you think about electric vehicles, you probably picture things like high-voltage orange wires.

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Biermann Heading Hyundai Motor Group R&D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Albert Biermann had been vice president of Engineering for BMW M; in the spring of 2015 he joined the Hyundai Group, where he headed Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.

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