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CNA National Appoints New Senior Vice President of Customer Service

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—CNA National (CNAN) announced the appointment of Trace Thaxton to senior vice president of the F&I product provider’s customer service center, effective May 8. According to officials, this is a key leadership role within in the...

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Pioneer Launches Five Affordable Multimedia Receivers

LOS ANGELES — Pioneer Electronics (USA) has expanded its lineup of in-dash multimedia receivers with five lower cost models that aim to improve consumer connectivity. These receivers debuted on Thursday, March 18, at a launch event inside the Roosevelt Hotel...

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Ford Appoints Jim Hackett CEO

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes the automaker said are “designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strategic shift to...

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Kontos: Wholesale Prices Show Strength Again in April

CARMEL, Ind. — Average wholesale prices were up again in April, climbing from March and from a year ago on the strength of truck values and growth in off-lease volume.Average wholesale used-vehicle prices reached $11,141 in April, a 2.2% increase...

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Analysts react to Ford leadership changes

Analysts, experts and industry insiders respond to the management shake-up atop Ford. ... Read More »

Fixed-Ops Specialist Issues Warning

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — A visit of dealership service departments left fixed-ops specialist Ed Gibbons with one conclusion: 25% of service lifts are out of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s vehicle lift maintenance...

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RoadVantage Releases New Series of Free Product Videos

AUSTIN, Texas — Six months after releasing a free educational F&I video to all U.S. dealerships, RoadVantage today released a new series of free point-of-sale product videos to help dealers drive consumer interest in F&I protections.“Research...

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Before Ford, Hackett built reputation on transforming Mich. office furniture company

Jim Hackett, the man reported to be replacing Mark Fields as Ford CEO, is a former board member at the automaker who spent most of his career running a Michigan furniture maker. ... Read More »

Ford Motor Co.’s CEOs since 1979

The following is a list of Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979: ... Read More »

India exit puts GM in ‘right markets’

GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can. ... Read More »
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