According to Automotive News, Ernst Lieb has been relieved of his duties at Mercedes-Benz USA. Lieb had held the position of CEO at MB USA since 2006, and was previously in charge of the automaker's Australian arm.
The report from AN indicates that Lieb did not leave his position by his own volition, but until Mercedes-Benz issues an official statement on the matter, it's just conjecture. In any case, there's no word on who will be replacing Lieb or if he is still with the company in some other capacity.

Stay tuned for more.


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      edison234
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish I had a pencil thin mustache.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe he's the one who put hyundai side styling on the A and B class...
      ExoPlanet
      • 3 Years Ago
      If its a CEO and he's not running Corporate HQ he's just a puppet anyway. Zetsche is the CEO over there and anyone else is just a glorified marketing manager.
      kopter28
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope they do the same to Audi USA CEO for not bringing the A6 Avant to NA.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Adios loser.
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      He looks shady I donteb trust hjm
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      What do you want to bet this turns out to be some kind of personnel matter, like a sexual harassment case?
      robertlyt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Soooo-eeeeee!!!
      Dump
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-18/daimler-fires-mercedes-u-s-chief-appoints-cfo-interim-head-1-.html
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      The latest speculation is that the management back in Stuttgart was not happy about MBUSA's spending $50-60m for the ten-year presenting title sponsorship of the Louisiana Superdome.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh oh, here we go (from The Autoextremist): "But the real reason, according to a report by The Financial Times today, is that Daimler terminated Lieb for violations of human resources and ethics policies relating to household expenses that were charged to the automaker. The Financial Times cited sources close to the company, and an internal whistleblower apparently stepped forward to bring the matter to light. Oops."
      Kumar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm....wonder if this will help or hurt the arrival of the A and B class in the next few years. I think the last B Class was announced at the 2005 NAIAS and then canceled for the US shortly afterwards.
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