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Address: 1155 Gratiot Ave.
48207-2997 Detroit, Mich.
Phone: 313-446-6789
E-Mail: dversical@crain.com
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Recent authored articles

In 6 years, Mignanelli molded Nissan U.S.A.

Tom Mignanelli spent just six years at Nissan's U.S. operations, but left a mark that has rippled through decades.

GM'S ALAN BATEY: We're helping our dealers transform

General Motors is transforming its operations through new technology that promises rapid change for dealers.

Jack Cheng: From Ford to FCA to Chinese EV upstart Nio

Industry veteran Jack Cheng outlines the strategy of Chinese EV maker Nio, which is beginning volume deliveries of a 7-seat SUV conceived as a Tesla fighter.

GAC display popular

China’s GAC Motor display was still drawing attention on Sunday afternoon as the show was winding down. 

Bright idea

Hunter Engineering -- a maker of service department equipment -- has figured out a way to let show goers know what's, well, new and enhanced.

Vintage Toyota

A pristine 1973 Land Cruiser -- with just 3,109 miles on the odometer -- anchors Toyota’s service center display.  The SUV was once housed in the Toyota Museum, which closed after the automaker moved its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.

Survival tip: Adapt now, bet later

As they brace for uncertain times ahead, car dealers may be better off making sure they're able to adapt to change than trying than to guess what the future will be.

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