TOKYO -- Although Mitsubishi Motors Corp. was the missing link in DaimlerChrysler AG’s plans for a major Asia/Pacific presence, putting the ailing Japanese company back on track still is a work in progress for 59-year-old turnaround specialist Rolf Eckrodt and his team of automotive experts on loan from the Stuttgart vehicle producer. In an exclusive interview with Ward’s, Eckrodt accentuates the positive, emphasizing that it was only because of Mitsubishi's grave problems that ...

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