AUBURN HILLS – Thomas W. LaSorda's ascension to CEO of Chrysler Group is fast-tracked to Sept. 1. Today's announcement will see current CEO Dieter Zetsche take over as head of Mercedes Car Group at that time. Zetsche, 52, fills a gap created by the Aug. 31 resignation of Eckhard Cordes after 29 years and unfulfilled expectations he would succeed Juergen Schrempp as chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG. Tom LaSorda The management board last month passed over Cordes in choosing Zetsche to ...

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