Friday, January 15, 2010

Chrysler's CEO wins the charm game in Detroit

The biggest winner of the North American International Auto Show this year was the guy with the worst car lineup.

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and troubled Chrysler, scored some big points for admitting the struggle ahead for the moves he's taken already.

Plus, Marchionne is something of a character. Says the Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Marchionne, a notorious workaholic, carries five BlackBerrys and works seven days a week. He spends about one full week a month in Michigan and flies back for weekend meetings when he isn't in town. At a recent speaking engagement, Mr. Marchionne joked he wouldn't exceed 183 days a year in the U.S., the amount of time that would trigger a change in his tax status based on Internal Revenue Service rules.

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