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Erik Fields: Longtime Nissan employee becomes vice president at Mississippi plant

Editor's note: After more than 20 years in the automotive manufacturing business and 12 at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi plant, Erik Fields was named vice...

Ilker Subasi: Mentoring, coaching and training

Curious and always questioning “why” -- “That’s my generation: Generation Y,” Ilker Subasi jokes. Subasi was working in the Volkswagen press shop in Hanover, Germany,...

Innovation: FIXD on giving drivers piece of mind

Car posters filled John Gattuso’s room growing up in Virginia, and at an early age he knew he wanted to be an engineer.  In...

Faces: Regional champion Don Stoegbauer

When Don Stoegbauer was called to the stage at the 2018 Southern Automotive Conference in Atlanta, he was caught off-guard. At the time, the leaders...

Vision: What do drivers want? Ask Johnell Brooks

People are funny about their cars. Give them $30,000 worth of engineering, fuel economy and safety features, and what do they go nuts about? The...

Executive Q&A: Kia’s Stuart Countess on responsibility and the future

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia would be the home for the South Korean automaker’s big new SUV,...

Kudos: Brighter Day sets a shining example

The importance of community service can’t be overstated, but Venturi, based in Huntsville, Ala., has raised the bar with the Venturi Brighter Day Employee...

Supplier Profile: Steeled for Success

With a 10th-grade education and dauntless determination, Buddy Lovvorn started a business 40 years ago that has become a family-centric success. The Indiana native...

Vision: Ride of a Lifetime

In his 2015 self-published memoir, I Hear My Angel Sing, Sean Suggs, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMM), describes his early childhood experiences,...

Faces: Trevin Dye of JETRO

Trevin Dye’s resume is extensive, to say the least. His diverse skillset includes being fluent in several languages and classically trained on the piano;...

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