New CEO Nardelli takes over at Chrysler as LaSorda stands by
Our man on the scene, Chris Shunk, reported there was a lot of talk about this being the "right team" and the "right time", though LaSorda, who helped devised and launch Chrysler's current turnaround plan, admitted that he told Cerberus management they should hire someone new if they thought that person could do a better job with the company than he could. Apparently they took him up on his offer.
That's why we find this picture so appropriate, with LaSorda acting as Chief Executive Wallflower to Nardelli's new Big Boss Man role. Of course, we know LaSorda's role will still be important, as both the UAW and CAW have been working with him during the ongoing contract talks that are crucial to the company's turnaround.
[Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd]
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