S&P Global Mobility announced it named Mark Rechtin to the newly created role of Executive Director and Executive Editor. He will be part of the automotive leadership team and will report to Kristen Balasia, vice president of consulting, S&P Global Mobility.
Rechtin brings three decades of automotive editorial experience to the new role, having worked for 20 years at Automotive News covering the Asian OEM presence in the U.S. market, as well as the rise of Tesla, says S&P. Rechtin also led Consumer Reports’ automotive team, transforming how the organization analyzed data editorially. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief of MotorTrend.
Rechtin also is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors for his prescient and detailed dissection of the auto industry, capped by the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for his previous work, S&P adds.
“I’m delighted to bring Mark on board during the industry’s transformative period into electrification, autonomy, and mobility,” said Joe LaFeir, president, Automotive Insights, S&P Global Mobility. “Mark’s exceptional understanding and knowledge of the industry – from R&D and product development, to sales and marketing and service, to supplier and dealer business, will provide significant value for our clients moving forward. His ability to lead the editorial analysis of competitive market trends will be essential to enriching S&P Global Mobility’s client interactions and distilling our authoritative voice.”
Rechtin will be based in Los Angeles and work with S&P Global Mobility clients worldwide.