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Renault board votes to replace CEO Thierry Bollore

Renault SA named Clotilde Delbos interim chief executive officer after ousting CEO Thierry Bollore, as the French carmaker works to repair its partnership with Nissan Motor Co. Delbos, currently chief financial officer, will take over immediately from Bollore, making her one of the highest-ranking women in the auto industry. Renault’s board will begin a search […]

Nissan picks new CEO to lead recovery from Ghosn scandal

Nissan Motor Co. named the head of its China joint venture as chief executive officer, as the struggling Japanese carmaker seeks to heal deep divisions caused by the arrest of its former chairman and repair fraught relations with partner Renault SA. Makoto Uchida, 53, will work alongside Ashwani Gupta from affiliate Mitsubishi Motors Corp., who […]

SCUSA volunteers at local food bank

About two dozen Santander Consumer USA internal audit employees volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank distribution center in Plano, Texas, to combat hunger right in their own backyard. “The work done by the food bank is a worthy cause,” one volunteer named Alejandro said in a Sept. 20 blog post. “They help address the […]

Tricolor appoints industry vet as CEO of new insurance unit

Tricolor Auto Group has named auto insurance vet Archie Gall as the chief executive of its newly launched insurance business, the company announced. At the helm of Tricolor Insurance, Gall will be responsible for creating and expanding insurance offerings for “non-standard” carriers – that is, insurers that offer coverage to high-risk consumers. “I’m eager to […]

5 questions with… TFS’s Carrie McNamara

Five Questions With is a monthly Q&A segment on AutoFinanceExcellence.org that offers a glimpse of what senior industry executives are thinking about outside the boardroom. Read on to find out. Eighteen years at Toyota Financial Services has taught Carrie McNamara, national manager of consumer and dealer experience, that each hurdle encountered also represents an opportunity for growth. “When […]

Westlake doubles down on dealer strategy

Dealers have stopped telling Westlake Financial Services to increase sales rep visits thanks to a move pushing face time and call frequency. The common dealer refrain of “we’re not hearing from you enough” prompted Westlake to overhaul its dealer strategy. Those efforts have paid off, said Westlake Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Vazquez. “It’s gotten […]

Aclaró releases EcoSystem 3.0, adds new board member

Aclaró, which provides disruptive technologies to the automotive, financial and government sectors, has released Aclaró EcoSystem 3.0 (ES 3.0), a game-changing toolset for vehicle purchasers, lenders and dealers, and added a new member to its board. With these announcements, the artificial intelligence software company continues the rapid advancement toward its overarching mission of helping lenders, […]
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