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LaSorda out at Fisker

Automotive News is reporting that ex-Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda has been replaced as CEO of Fisker Automotive. Fisker’s new CEO is Tony Posawatz, former vehicle line director for the Chevrolet Volt.

No reason was given for the change, but in a company statement, LaSorda said, “”Tony is the perfect CEO for Fisker. He has been at the forefront of the industry’s technological revolution and one of the few people in the world to bring an EV to mass production.

“Part of my assignment at Fisker was to recruit a long-term CEO and I cannot think of a better person than Tony to take us forward. He is a real product guy for a product driven company.”

The move is effective immediately, though the 58-year-old LaSorda will remain an advisor to the company.

LaSorda’s tenure was brief: he was named as Fisker’s CEO at the end of February this year after joining the company as vice chairman in December 2011.

LaSorda joined Chrysler as head of manufacturing in 2000, rising to become the company’s COO in 2004 and CEO from 2005 to 2007 when he was made a co-CEO with Jim Press under Chairman Robert Nardelli during the Cerberus years. LaSorda retired from Chrysler prior to the company’s bankruptcy.

Fisker has been in the news recently because of a couple of fires that might be associated with its Karma passenger car. Fisker has been under a cloud since it lost a $529 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy last year and had to halt its work on an ex-GM plant in Delaware that was supposed to be used for production of a new Fisker model.

Coughlin clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma


Jeg Coughlin Jr. became the second Mopar driver to clinch a spot in the six-race Countdown to the Championship that will determine the Mello Yello NHRA Pro Stock world championship. Coughlin joined teammate Allen Johnson in the Countdown after making it to the Pro Stock semifinals in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals that ran this weekend at Sonoma Raceway....

Johnson Clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma


Allen Johnson has secured his place in the Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, the six-event series the determines the World Championships of drag racing. Johnson joins Erica Enders-Stevens, who clinched her spot last weekend. Participation is limited to the top ten drivers in each pro class. There were three different top qualifiers in Pro Stock: Johnson had the No....

Steckly scores in National 250


Three-time series champion Scott Steckly earned his first win of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Saturday in the National 250 at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec. Starting from the No. 2 spot, Steckly dominated the race in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge, leading for 202 of the 250 laps and beating Alex Guenette and the No....

Vipers victorious at the Brickyard


Jonathan Bomarito and Kumo Wittmer participated in the traditional kissing of the bricks after winning the GT Le Mans class in Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the first Viper win of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and it’s a major win for SRT Motorsports....

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