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  • Nissan changes North America team

    March 21, 2017

    US – The appointments, effective from April 1, range across production and engineering; R&D; customer satisfaction; marketing and sales; communications; and legal matters. Most of the roles relate to Nissan’s Franklin site, Tennessee…

  • Vojvodich joins Ford board

    March 10, 2017

    US – Taking up the role on April 1, Lynn Vojvodich will sit on the Nominating and Governance, Sustainability and Innovation and Audit Committees. Last month, Vojvodich completed her tenure with software company Salesforce, where she had served as executive vice-president and chief marketing officer since 2013…

  • GM and Honda pick Fuel Cell team

    March 7, 2017

    US – Suheb Haq of GM will become the first president of the newly created Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) while Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will serve as its vice-president. The board of directors will comprise three executives from each company and will include a rotating chairperson…

  • Ford trials large-scale 3D printing

    March 6, 2017

    US – The OEM is exploring how substantial, one-piece components such as spoilers could be printed for the prototyping and future production of vehicles, with resultant decreases in weight and fuel consumption. Ford is using a Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer at its research centre in Dearborn, Michigan…

  • Honda’s $150m for ten-speed transmissions

    March 6, 2017

    US – The investment will be spread across two plants in Georgia and Ohio, enabling Honda to produce the automatic transmissions for front-wheel-drive vehicles. Production started today at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) in Tallapoosa…

  • Toyota makes American appointments

    March 1, 2017

    US – The changes, effective from April 1, are intended to “strengthen regional integration in North America”, according to Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO for the area. The company announced in April 2014 that it was establishing new headquarters at Plano, Texas, for its North American manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate operations, with a new identity of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)…

  • Honda makes changes to American teams

    February 21, 2017

    US – The appointments are taking place at American Honda Motor (AHM), Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM) and other Honda companies. They will be effective from April 1, 2017…

  • FCA US to open new training facility

    February 21, 2017

    US – The OEM will unveil its fourth World Class Manufacturing Academy (WCMA) site at Tipton, Indiana, this March. The $2.1m centre, funded by FCA US and Unite Automobile Workers (UAW), will serve personnel from the Tipton Transmission Plant (TTP) and the UAW National Training Center (NTC) Kokomo…

  • Toyota gives Thomas group VP role

    February 13, 2017

    US – As group vice-president (VP), chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), Jacqueline Thomas will lead multiple departments: internal audit; compliance and ethics; regulatory compliance; customs/trade compliance; and assurance. Thomas will continue to report to Jim Lentz, CEO of TMNA…

  • Presidential suite

    February 9, 2017

    As Donald Trump has entered the White House, Ford has elected to make a number of key financial and strategic changes…