Hachette Filipacchi Media has named Eddie Alterman, vice president and editor-in-chief of CAR AND DRIVER. He replaces John Owen who served as acting editor following the departure of Csaba Csere at the end of 2008. . . . The hundreds of thousands of former auto industry workers flooding the job markets include thousands of uniquely skilled specialists in varied fields from lumbar support to lubricants, fabrics to fasteners. One such is John Donabedian who specialized for 10 years in getting inside a vehicles designer’s head, seeing his or her vision and then capturing it digitally in development and at birth. He likens it to revealing the “soul” of the product. A kind of passionate involvement the industry can no longer staff full-time, so he too, is one of the highly skilled looking to change lanes. Contact John c/o email@example.com
WINDING ROAD E-magazine named Seyth Miersma as managing editor. . . After a lengthy but unsuccessful search for a new owner, The Rocky Mountain News closed the doors on the 150-year-old daily. Dave Van Sickle has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and is in the process of launching a new website of product news and reviews: www.allaboutautos.info
Finbarr O’Neill, whose name and frequent job shifts, keep him memorable, is now president of J.D. Power & Associates. Previously, he was a top executive with, Toyota, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Reynolds & Reynolds. . . .Royal Ford, writing for his new employer, Global Post penned a moving tribute there to the late Porsche PR man Bob Carlson. If the link doesn’t work, click on beats at the site then select wheels.
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