Thomas C. Gale, DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s design chief with the eye and passion for bold styling, retires at year's end, but will continue to indulge in design as a consultant. Mr. Gale has agreed to a two-year stint as an advisor to DC exclusively, with plans to branch into aftermarket design as well. He hopes to continue weekly visits to the design studios, unfettered by business matters as a member of the 13-member management board. Upon retirement, the DC board reverts to 12 members, ...

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