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June 07, 1985 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-06-07

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Friday, June 7, 1985


Is Gerald Greenwald

destined to follow

Lee Iacocca's path

at Chrysler?

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In 1981, when I named Gerald
Greenwald vice chairman of
Chrysler, I learned that his appoint-
ment was unprecedented. Until then,
no Jew had ever reached the top
ranks of the Big Three automakers. I
find it a little hard to believe that
none of them was qualified.

Jerry has the talent and the
know-how of the entrepreneur who
can analyze a problem and then move
on to solve it. He doesn't talk things
to death — he acts. He had always
wanted to go beyond finance, and it
was clear from his work in Venezuela
that his talents extended to other

areas as well. I wanted Jerry Green-,
wald because he was -a good busi-
nessman, period.
(Excerpts from Chrysler
Chairman Lee Iacocca's
best-selling autobiography.)

Like any other college graduate,
Gerald Greenwald had high hopes
when he graduated from Princeton
.University in 1957 and joined the
Ford Motor Co. "I had an idea at
that time of getting deeper into
labor relations," says Greenwald,
who earned his B.A. in Economics
from Princeton and his M.A. in Eco-
nomics from Wayne State Univer-


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