Gunning For #1

Segment 1 from “Change At The Top”

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  2. Segment 1: Gunning For #1

    Guest:

    • Jim Lentz, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
  3. Segment 2: MBS Update

    Guest:

    • Dr. Jay Baron, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
  4. Segment 3: A Pending Star

    Guest:

    • Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President, Product Development, Chrysler
  5. EXTRA: Chip McClure, Chairman & CEO, ArvinMeritor


Synopsis

The roulette wheel of change continues to spin around the auto industry never knowing where it might land. Two of the most striking changes this summer came from Chrysler and Toyota. One was a personnel change – Robert Nardelli taking over at the Pentastar. One is all about numbers -- Toyota on the precipice of passing GM in global sales. Change indeed.

Joining John McElroy on the second Autoline Detroit recorded on-site at the 2007 Management Briefing Seminars are executives from both companies discussing these topics and more. Frank Klegon is the executive vice president - Product Development for Chrysler LLC. He's one of the pillars that Mr. Nardelli will be relying on as he restructures his management team. Meanwhile, Jim Lentz, Toyota's executive vice president for U.S. sales, talks with John about their impending ascension to becoming the largest automaker in the world, and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

Finally, John also has an opportunity to talk nuts and bolts about the Management Briefing Seminars with the president of the Center for Automotive Research Dr. Jay Baron.