Touring the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, AutoNation Inc. CEO and President Michael Jackson checks out a red Mercedes CLS 55 AMG. “I’ve already placed my order for one, only it will be in black,” he says, admiring the elegant sedan. It is no surprise Jackson drives a Mercedes. He started his career in a Mercedes-Benz dealership service department. He then became an owner of the dealership, then president of Mercedes-Benz North America. Although he is now the head of ...

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