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Track time is a form of therapy for supplier CEO

Whipping a high-revving sports car or a torquey low-revving Detroit muscle car around a track at high speeds is a form of therapy for Bill Kozyra, CEO of TI Automotive, a Tier 1 supplier of fuel system parts.

Mexico fines Panasonic over Ficosa acquisition

Mexico’s competition watchdog fined Panasonic for failing to disclose that its purchase of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa International would boost its indirect ownership of Ficosa Mexico.

GM gets its groove back with suppliers

General Motors ranks just behind Toyota and Honda in the opinion of suppliers. This according to a study that evaluates the purchasing policies of North America’s six biggest automakers. Nissan dropped to last place.

Continental names new head of China operations

Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier’s chassis and safety business in China, as president of the company’s China operations. Tang replaces Ralf Cramer, will leave the company after his contract expires in August.