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Tony Posawatz

Fisker appoints former head of Chevy Volt as CEO

Fisker Automotive, which is currently facing another Karma plug-in hybrid sedan fire, announced today that Tony Posawatz, the former head of the Volt program at GM, has become the company’s new CEO. Click here for more news on the Fisker Karma. Tom LaSorda will be stepping down from his position – and no, it’s not because […]

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Fisker Atlantic

Report: Fisker will build the Atlantic sedan with or without DOE funding

About a month ago, Fisker Automotive’s founder Henrik Fisker decided to step down as CEO and hired the well-known and ex-Chrysler executive Tom LaSorda to steer the company after a bunch of negative press. During the unveiling of the new Fisker Atlantic sedan prototype at the 2012 New York Auto Show, LaSorda shared some of […]

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Tom LaSorda

Tom LaSorda named Fisker CEO, company is seeking partnerships and alliances

Fisker Automotive announced today that former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda has been appointed CEO and Vice Chairman of the company effective immediately. Founder Henrik Fisker will become Executive Chairman of the company. LaSorda will have the responsibility for the running of the company’s day to day operations. “We have created a new automotive company, launched a […]

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Fisker names ex-Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda its Vice Chairman

Fisker Automotive announced today that former CEO, President, and Vice Chairman of Chrysler Group LLC, will become Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Board’s Strategy Council. LaSorda will also be working as an executive advisor to the management team on day to day operations, reporting to co‑founder and CEO, Henrik Fisker. Prior […]

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Former Chrysler executives LaSorda, Landry join hybrid startup

While General Motors’ executives are dropping like flies, two former Chrysler executives are getting back in the automotive game. According to Automotive News, Tom LaSorda and Steven Landry have both joined the board of ALTe, a startup supplier for hybrid vehicle powertrains. “When I reviewed the business plan and conducted the due diligence personally, it […]

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Ex-Chrysler executive Tom LaSorda to consult Penske on Saturn bid

Chysler’s ex-president has joined the Penske Automotive Group and will advise the company on a possible bid for General Motor’s Saturn brand, reports Automotive News. Penske Automotive spokesman Anthony Pordon confirmed that Tom LaSorda has been hired as a consultant on providing insight on the Saturn matter. Tom LaSorda, 52, announced his retirement after Chrysler […]

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Report: Chrysler partnership was turned down by Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Honda, and others

According to an affidavit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, just weeks before Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, it was seeking to sell parts to Chinese automaker. It’s also said that Chrysler has been exploring a partnership with every major automaker for at least two years – including Japanese rival Toyota. “Chrysler has attempted […]

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Chrysler CEO Nardelli to step down, LaSorda to retire, Jim Press to stick around

During our live blogging session earlier this morning, Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli said that he will be stepping down from his position after the company emerges from bankruptcy. He made it clear that the decision was his own and that the U.S. Treasury had not asked him to resign. According to AutoObserver, Nardelli will return as […]

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Chrysler sends letter to CAW threaten to stop building vehicles in Canada

Chrysler’s CEO Bob Nardelli and president Tom LaSorda sent out a letter to Canadian employees on Friday, warning that if the 8,000 factory workers do not agree to pay cuts, Chrysler will no longer build vehicles in Canada. Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) president Ken Lewenza responded to the letter calling it “an unprecedented and outrageous […]

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Chrysler threatens to close Canadian plants if it doesn’t get aid and labor concessions

When you’re asking for a loan you usually ask humbly. However, Chrysler had a more direct tone with the Canadian government on Wednesday saying that the automaker may close plants in the country if it doesn’t get sufficient labor concessions, government aid and resolution of tax disputes. “Failure to satisfactorily resolve these three factors — […]

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