By Michael Shields, European Auto Correspondent FRANKFURT, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Eckhard Cordes inherits one of the hottest seats in the automotive industry on Friday when he becomes head of DaimlerChrysler's flagship Mercedes Car Group. The 53-year-old turnaround expert who whipped the group's trucks and buses business back into shape will need all his management skills to improve depressed margins and fix quality hiccups that have dented the car division's elegant image. Mercedes shows ...
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