|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
| 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)