It started with a 10-minute meeting at 8:40 a.m. in New York in September 2000. DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Juergen E. Schrempp called aside Dieter Zetsche, then 47 and head of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Business, and asked if he’d agree to take charge of the U.S.-based Chrysler Group, then reeling from staggering losses. Dieter Zetsche “I had neither a foreboding nor forewarning nor suspicion I was being considered,” Zetsche tells Ward’s in a lengthy interview. ...
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