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
, 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
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
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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