November 29, 2000 |
Mazda North American Operations has promoted Stephen Odell to the new post of executive vice president and chief operating officer, and American Isuzu Motors has named Duke Hale, a former Mazda parts and service executive, senior vice president and chief operating officer of its sport-utility division. Hale, who also has held executive sales and parts posts at Volvo Cars of North America, Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Co.
December 5, 1999
William D. King has been named chairman and chief executive of Aviation Distributors, a Lake Forest airplane parts reseller. Salem Naber, who served as interim chief executive and president since March 1998, is retiring but will remain a director of the company. King has been a consultant for Aviation for six months. He previously was with JWP Inc. as executive vice president and president of the company's electrical and mechanical group.
May 5, 1998 |
When Jaguar Cars North America announced last year that it would build a prototype dealership in Mission Viejo, the company promised that it would listen to the community (for Jaguar, that's the community of relatively well-to-do folks who buy its cars) as it planned the facility. It apparently has, and is making several big changes because of what it is hearing.
April 13, 2001 |
Economic slowdown? Nasdaq stock crash? Slowing car sales? No problem, say makers of some of the world's most expensive cars. European luxury auto makers at the New York International Auto Show were glowing with optimism that the slowing economy and other woes won't hurt sales of their pricey marques.
October 6, 2004 |
Let's be honest: The only reason to buy the XKR is its looks. This is reason enough. Never mind what the Internet tells you. This is the only aphrodisiac that comes in capsule form. Sleek and fervent, the XKR (the high-performance variant of the XK8) is the visual descendant of the Jaguar E-Type, a car that in the free-love '60s prompted more shedding of clothes than an Alabama heat wave.
March 25, 1999 |
Mike Dale, president and first gentleman of Jaguar North America, continues to fuss about the Jaguarness of his company's newest, smallest sports sedan. Also about sausages. BMW's brawny 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz's majestic S-Class, he says, are large sausages. Cut off a piece and you have BMW's smaller 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class. Slice off another chunk and you're down to the chipolatas of the litters, the 3-Series and the C-Class. "You still have very fine sausages," Dale continues.