In retrospect, both things were destined to happen. Finbarr O’Neill was bound to get another job some day. And it probably was inevitable Pierre Gagnon would lose his. Last month, fate crossed for the two auto executives, as O’Neill, former head of high-flying Hyundai of America was named to replace Gagnon atop the suddenly tanking Mitsubishi Motors North America. In the case of O’Neill, it’s a question of what took so long? For Gagnon, it’s how did it all go so wrong so fast? A ...

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