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1st Gear: Joel Ewanick Lands At Fisker
Automotive News (sub. required) reports that Joel Ewanick, who lost his General Motors marketing job over an expensive soccer deal, has landed at troubled Fisker Automotive. Ewanick's title is interim chief of global sales and marketing. He's replacing Richard Beattie, who announced his retirement yesterday. AN says Ewanick has been working with Fisker as a marketing consultant for at least six weeks and will fill Beattie's role until a full-time replacement is named, according to Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher. Beattie — formerly of Ford, Mazda and Jaguar — was hired by Fisker as its chief commercial officer last December.