Dieter Zetsche, who takes the stairs two at a time to save the seconds for work, takes over as chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG Jan. 1, when current Chairman Juergen Schrempp steps down. DaimlerChrysler is hoping Zetsche, 52, can perform the same magic on the parent company that he did with the Chrysler Group. "(Zetsche) did amazing things at a time when it looked like Chrysler was going to be a giant black hole for Daimler," says Jim Hall, vice president of industry analysis for ...

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