NEWSMAKER-Chrysler's Tom LaSorda, a "plant rat" turns CEO


By Tom Brown DETROIT, July 28 (Reuters) - Not too long ago, Chrysler executive Tom LaSorda, who was named the automaker's new chief executive on Thursday, sought to rally assembly plant workers by talking about beating up on competitors like Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. . "We're going to kick Toyota's ass, Honda's ass and everybody else's ass," LaSorda said. He spoke at a rowdy October 2003 ceremony in Newark, Delaware, marking the launch of an all-new Dodge Durango sport utility ...

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