TRW Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer David M. Cote spiced up his first major automotive media event with a dash of brutal honesty: “We just make too much stuff.” Mr. Cote, who addressed reporters at last week's Society of Automotive Engineers exhibition, has been at the helm of TRW's automotive operations for a mere four months and already is delivering a message of streamlining operations and increasing profitability. Enhancing shareholder value is a top priority for the former ...

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