IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard Fired For Being Unable To Unsink Titanic

Randy Bernard was CEO of IndyCar for an entire two years and yet somehow managed to squander all the positive press, the solid business plan, and the massive media footprint the sport had gained since the split with CART and while under the wise leadership of Tony George. Therefore, the IndyCar board's decision to … » 10/28/12 7:48pm 10/28/12 7:48pm

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar Suspended Over 'Conduct’

Parent company DRB-HICOM Berhad has suspended controversial Lotus CEO Dany Bahar due to undisclosed "conduct" following an operational review of the British sportscar maker. » 5/25/12 1:09pm 5/25/12 1:09pm

Ten Alternative Company Cars For CEOs

Even CEOs have to step out of their private jets and onto our roads from time to time. Here are your choices for the ten best ground-transport options for the corporate titans of the world. » 6/03/10 11:00am 6/03/10 11:00am

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer Has Two Thumbs, Is Not Afraid To Use One Of…

"And so I said to the press, I said, 'I like the BMW 5-Series, and I think that, in this Swiss land, we should move away from all this 'neutrality' nonsense. I have an opinion! Here it is!" » 3/02/10 5:20am 3/02/10 5:20am

Honda NSX Chassis Designer Takes Over Honda

With any company, executives are usually carefully chosen from the ranks of brown-nosing ladder-climbers, not talented automotive visionaries like the designer of Honda's NSX all-aluminum chassis. That hasn't stopped Takanobu Ito from just becoming Honda President and CEO. » 7/09/09 1:45pm 7/09/09 1:45pm

AutoNation CEO Says High Gas Prices Are Good For You, Automakers

Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation (and thus America's number one car salesman), finally breaks taboo and utters the unthinkable: High gas prices are a good thing. "You have to tell the American people the truth," he says. "Energy costs are going to be higher." Oh Mike, Mike, Mike. Don't you know that the… » 6/09/08 1:00pm 6/09/08 1:00pm

Former Racer In as Tesla Chief

Whether it's shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic or a key decision that's going to suddenly make everything better is unclear, but at least Tesla Motors is trying to fix things by appointing Ze'ev Drori as C.E.O. Mr. Drori has twice turned around smaller companies, leading them to buyouts by major competitors.… » 11/29/07 10:00am 11/29/07 10:00am

Performance Pays! Visteon Loses $163 Million In 2006, CEO Gets $10.8…

I love that C-level execs are the only level in which compensation packages are rarely tied to overall corporate performance. Whether it was FoMoCo's exorbitant compensation packages for Mark "Flexmaster" Fields, Don "French Pastry" LeClair or Alan "Well-Paid New Guy" Mulally we saw last week, or whether it's this… » 4/10/07 10:45am 4/10/07 10:45am

Taking the Work Out of Executive Car-Buying

Maybe it's the aging punker in us, but for some reason whenever we read about lists of things that're perfect for the CEO, it makes us wanna grab some MD 20/20 empties, fill 'em with the cheapest gas in town and fling them at downtown office buildings in a heartfelt, yet futile blow against the empire until we're… » 10/04/05 12:59pm 10/04/05 12:59pm

Honda CEO Hints at V10 in NSX Successor

In his mid-year speech, earlier tooday, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui indicated the successor to the erstwhile Acura/Honda NSX sports car is several years from launch: » 7/20/05 5:06pm 7/20/05 5:06pm

A V10? Yep, we're looking forward. We're just wondering what else they'll put that ten-banger in. [Thanks to Jason for the tip.]