Group Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang Bernhard (shown above in 2002 with DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche) is apparently taking advantage of his inner circle knowledge of the Auburn Hills-based automaker. In order to keep busy since leaving his post as the head of Volkswagen
, Bernhard is reportedly acting as an adviser to one or more of the groups that are contemplating acquiring Chrysler from Daimler. When talk of Magna International making a bid first surfaced a couple of weeks ago, Bernhard's name was attached as a potential leader
of the automaker post sale. Whoever ends up in control may well hire Bernhard, although that depends on what the details of his severance package from VW
are. He did have a non-compete agreement, but since he was effectively fired that may no longer be in effect.
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