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News of  April 04, 2000


Holden Accepts Chrysler Leadership From Retiring Eaton
AUBURN HILLS - DaimlerChrysler Corporation President Jim Holden (left) accepts the hand-made tools of Walter P. Chrysler from retiring DaimlerChrysler Chairman Bob Eaton, marking the end of an era.

Eaton, recognized for his outstanding contribution to business and social responsibility, retires today, after seven years of unparalleled success. Under his leadership, Chrysler was awarded with many honors including Forbes "Company of the Year."


Jim Holden and Bob Eaton

Photo taken at Walter P. Chrysler Museum

Photo: DaimlerChrysler

Eaton also has been recognized for helping revive the city of Detroit and for turning Chrysler, the smallest of the Big 3 into a global company with the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corporation. In keeping with the Chrysler tradition of placing a leader with a true passion for automobiles at the helm, Holden is committed to continuing to bring great cars and trucks to market. A Member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG, Holden has full responsibility for the Chrysler group-s global enterprise. He is also Chairman of Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), serves on the Board of Freightliner Corporation and is a member of the Board of Managers of Chrysler Financial Company L.L.C. He serves on the Board of Detroit Renaissance and is a member of The Business Council and The Business Roundtable.

(March 31, 2000)


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