Lee Iacocca

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Lee Iacocca

An American automobile executive. He spent his early career at Ford, where he devised marketing strategies. He was made CEO of Chrysler in 1978, when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. He successfully negotiated loan guarantees from the U.S. Congress and introduced better-selling models, saving Chrysler. He retired in 1992.
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Lee Iaccoca has signed on as an advisor with the startling assertion: "In my 40-plus years experience in the automotive industry, Amerityre's car tire technology has the most potential to change the industry as we know it.
Warren Buffett, Lee Iaccoca, or Jack Welch don't have a clue about what's happening on your street.
Pat Robertson, Lee Iaccoca, and Pope John Paul II were all subjected to scrutiny.
But neither Ford nor GM wanted to invest in new programs that would threaten their long tradition of big-car profitability In 1971, Lee Iaccoca sent Hal Sperlich to Europe to learn about front-wheel-drive cars.
Geneen, Lee Iaccoca, Tom Peters, Shigeo Shingo, Philip Crosby, Sam Walton, Seiichi Nakajima, W.
Some corporate leaders like Chrysler's Lee Iaccoca see the seriousness of the educational system's problems and how they will deter US competitiveness; these leaders are speaking out and putting money and resources behind their words.
And there is Lee Iaccoca, ambitious,driven, able, and filled with rancor over real and fancied slights to his ethnic background.
Previous speakers have included George Bush, Alan Greenspan, Lee Iaccoca, Steve Forbes and Hugh McColl.