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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I even had carried one of the titles by US corporate executive and automaker, Lee Iacocca, to show him the kind of memoirs I had in mind.
In this March 28, 1990, file photo, Chrysler Corporation Chairman Lee Iacocca sits in a 1990 Dodge Viper sports car as the Chrysler in the 90's six city tour makes a visit to New York.
Let me repeat my appeal to Congress: You're only partly adhering to Lee Iacocca's motto by following and getting the hell out of the way.
But instead of dreaming about becoming a famous actress, a princess, or a supermodel, I dreamed of being like two old men: Lee Iacocca and Jack Welch, success stories of their day.
IACOCCA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY | LEE IACOCCA WITH WILLIAM NOVAK (10 WEEKS ON LIST)
In this category, I'd put Lee Iacocca of Chrysler in the 1980s; Lou Gerstner of IBM in the 1990s; and, more recently, Steve Jobs of Apple and Alan Mulally of Ford.
Shelby was instrumental in helping Lee Iacocca and Henry Ford II turn Ford Motor Co.
Lee Iacocca said," We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." It is here that one has to see beyond the problem and hunt out a great opportunity.
The names are certainly marquee vis-a-vis the car industry: Eberhard von Kuenheim, chairman and CEO of BMW; Lee Iacocca, chairman and CEO of Chrysler; Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of GM, are among some of the most notable.
Other recipients of the award in the past include Alan Mulally, James O'Sullivan, Jim Press, Marco Mattiacci, Bill Ford, Jr., Dieter Zetsche, Henry Ford II, Rick Wagoner, Bob Lutz, Carlos Ghosn, and Lee Iacocca, among others.
The state and local level had well-known influential figures like Governor Mario Cuomo and the business community included those like Lee Iacocca. Organizations from the Sons of Italy to the National Italian American Foundation were political forces.
I feel like using the words of Lee Iacocca, the father of Ford company.