The North American arm of DaimlerChrysler AG was integral in negotiations to form an alliance with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (Ward's Automotive Reports — April 3, '00, p.1), a top executive insists. “The whole board was involved,” says Jim Holden, president of DaimlerChrysler Corp. “Tom Gale (executive vice president, product development and design) was in it up to his eyeballs the whole time and so was I.” Former Chrysler Corp. executives were conspicuously absent at press events to ...

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