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Cox Automotive Study Finds Car Buying Process Improved During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

The Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study suggests the auto buying process improved during the prolonged downturn.

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  • The Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study suggests the auto buying process improved during the prolonged downturn.
  • While the global COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted nearly every measure of life, the Car Buyer Journey (CBJ) Study suggests the automobile buying process improved during the prolonged downturn.
  • The Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study: Pandemic Edition involved a survey of 3,016 shoppers who bought a vehicle between mid-March and September 2020 and used the internet during the buying process.
  • Download a summary of the Cox Automotive Car Buyer Journey Study: Pandemic Edition from the Cox Automotive Newsroom.

Kia's Julie Kurcz Named to Automotive News' List of 100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 11:00am

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Julie Kurcz, executive director of product quality for Kia Motors America, has been named to the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry for 2020.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Julie Kurcz, executive director of product quality for Kia Motors America, has been named to the Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry for 2020.
  • Kia's Julie Kurcz named to Automotive News' list of 100 Leading Women in North American auto industry.
  • "This remarkable achievement is well-deserved, but not entirely surprising," said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America.
  • For more information on Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, visit https://www.autonews.com/awards/100-leading-women-north-american-auto-in... .

Cox Automotive Leaders Janet Barnard and Grace Huang Recognized Among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 9:07pm

ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Janet Barnard, chief people officer, for Cox Automotive, and Grace Huang, president at Manheim, a Cox Automotive company, have been named among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.

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  • ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Janet Barnard, chief people officer, for Cox Automotive, and Grace Huang, president at Manheim, a Cox Automotive company, have been named among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.
  • 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies.
  • After being honored on the 2015 100 Leading Womenlist when she was president of Manheim, Barnard is once again recognized for her leadership in automotive.
  • As chief people officer for Cox Automotive, Barnard develops the organization's high-performance culture and talent management program to support the company's vision to transform the automotive industry.

Lithia Motors CFO Recognized as a Leading Woman in the Auto Industry

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:02pm

Tina Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) has been named to the 2020 list of Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.

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  • Tina Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) has been named to the 2020 list of Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.
  • Every five years, Automotive News compiles the list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, recognizing top female executives at automakers, suppliers, dealerships, and vendors.
  • Her unique perspectives and experiences bring diverse insights to our strategy and our mission of Growth powered by people.
  • In addition to her honor as a leading female auto executive, Miller will also participate on a panel at the Automotive News Leading Women virtual conference.

Five FCA Executives Recognized Among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Recognizes women leaders who make major decisions, have significant influence at their companies and throughout the automotive industry

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  • Recognizes women leaders who make major decisions, have significant influence at their companies and throughout the automotive industry
    Five FCA executives have been named among the 100 Leading Women in the North American auto industry by Automotive News.
  • Additionally, Chamarthi will appear as a featured guest speaker during the Automotive News Leading Women Conference.
  • "A comparison of the 2020 and 2015 Automotive News lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry confirms that the status of women in the industry continues to improve.
  • "The talented, powerful executives on this list are at the forefront of thousands of successful women in the auto industry."

Martinrea International Inc. Announces Megan Hunter As Award Recipient of 100 Leading Women by Automotive News

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies.

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  • 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies.
  • Automotive News has published the list of the industrys top female executives every five years since 2000.
  • Megans career at Martinrea International Inc. started 14 years ago as a Purchasing Manager.
  • Megan has been and continues to be an integral part of our executive team, said Pat DEramo, President and CEO.

PPG’s Liebert recognized as a leading woman in North American automotive industry

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:02pm

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Rebecca Liebert, PPG executive vice president, was named one of the 100 leading women in the North American automotive industry by Automotive News magazine.

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  • PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Rebecca Liebert, PPG executive vice president, was named one of the 100 leading women in the North American automotive industry by Automotive News magazine.
  • Im honored to be recognized among my peers as an industry leader, said Liebert.
  • This is especially true at PPG where our people partner with our customers and make it happen every day.
  • The honorees will be recognized at a virtual gala on Nov. 9 and at the annual Leading Women Conference the following day.

Automotive News Honor: ZF'S Aine Denari and Elizabeth Umberson are Recognized Among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:32pm

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZF's Aine Denari, former Senior Vice President, Advanced Driver Assist Systems business and Elizabeth Umberson, Vice President, Materials Management for ZF North America have been named among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.

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  • LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZF's Aine Denari, former Senior Vice President, Advanced Driver Assist Systems business and Elizabeth Umberson, Vice President, Materials Management for ZF North America have been named among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News.
  • ZF's Elizabeth Umberson and Aine Denari are honored as 100 Leading Women in the Auto Industry.
  • 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies.
  • "A comparison of the 2020 and 2015 Automotive News lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry confirms that the status of women in the industry continues to improve.

Deloitte and Automotive News Study Finds the Need for Change in Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Automotive Workforce

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:01pm

1 reason they don't consider a career in the automotive industry, compared to only 22% of men.

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  • 1 reason they don't consider a career in the automotive industry, compared to only 22% of men.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up about half of the labor force, but only a quarter of the automotive manufacturing workforce.
  • The " Women at the Wheel " report launched today explores diversity, equity and inclusion perceptions in the sector to better understand where opportunities for improvement may exist.
  • - Mary Beth Vander Schaaf, managing editor, Automotive News
    Since 1925, Automotive Newshas been the primary source for news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers.

AutoNation Donates $25,000 To American Breast Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 9:05pm

In addition to its financial contribution, AutoNation will be partnering with ABCF to raise awareness andto educate our communities about cancer care and treatment.

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  • In addition to its financial contribution, AutoNation will be partnering with ABCF to raise awareness andto educate our communities about cancer care and treatment.
  • "I'm so proud that AutoNation's Drive Pink Mission is taking on a new dimension by helping underserved communities have improved access to cancer screenings and treatment.
  • AutoNation, America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions.
  • Please also visit www.autonationdrive.com , AutoNation's automotive blog, for information regarding the AutoNation community, the automotive industry, and current automotive news and trends.