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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 lacocca, the former brilliant CEO of Chrysler who was the first to ask the federal government for a $1 Billion bailout, and who was able to successfully turn around the company and pay back his debt, recently mentioned that, "We are drowning in debt, but our public servants are always talking about free lunch.
Auto executive Lee lacocca took the course, as did legendary investor Warren Buffett and Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan.
On another site's column in which SEC coaches were compared to CEOs of big corporations, with Bobby Petrino compared to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt being likened to former Chrysler chief Lee lacocca.
In fact I recall reading the Autobiography of Lee lacocca in the early 90's in which Mr.
Steve" Miller, 66, gained a reputation for fixing ailing companies, something that became an unanticipated career for the Oregon-born executive who worked at Ford and was recruited by Lee lacocca as part of the team that saved Chrysler from ruin in the late 1970s.
Lee lacocca lists them as: curiosity, communication, character, courage, conviction, charisma, competence, common sense and crisis management.
Lee lacocca, the former CEO of the Chrysler Corporation and noted businessman, once said, "When I must criticize, I do it orally; when I praise somebody, I put it in writing.
With llamas, Scottish stamps, and rent-a-cows") to a lacerating profile of Lee lacocca, the former Chrysler executive.
Not since Lee Lacocca roamed the American airwaves for Chrysler in the 1980s has the chairman of a US car company assumed the role of spokesman.
Chairman and CEO Lee lacocca, seeking advice on how her nephew could get into the field of car design.