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AutoBlog: BREAKING: C. Robert Kidder announced as chairman of Chrysler Group LLC

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Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, LLC.

cr_kidder-250op.jpgOnce Chrysler emerges from bankruptcy, the automaker's current CEO Robert Nardelli, be replaced by an appointee selected by Fiat (Like Sergio Marchionne) and C. Robert Kidder will become the new Chairman of the (supposedly) revitalized Chrysler.

Chrysler outlines Kidder's extensive history in their release (posted below the fold), including stints as the CEO of Borden Chemical Inc. and Duracell International, along with serving as the lead director on Morgan Stanley's board. Although Kidder holds an M.S. in Industrial Economics from Iowa State University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, his only contact with the automotive industry that we can glean from the release is his work "with a major OEM client." So his car-cred is in question and that leaves us wondering what kind of CEO Kidder will be for a company desperately in need of compelling and competitive products. Expect more information about Kidder to be forthcoming.

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BREAKING: C. Robert Kidder announced as chairman of Chrysler Group LLC originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 May 2009 15:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ha! What a Kidder he is! :neenerneener:

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So his car-cred is in question and that leaves us wondering what kind of CEO Kidder will be for a company desperately in need of compelling and competitive products.

Seriously? I mean you said the same thing about Mullaly, or being selected for the Ford Fiesta test drive change your mind? Have some patience then Autoblog, as Dodge EV test drive in future will have you wanting a date with him.

It is appalling to see how people put the wrench in the wheel even before the wheel is put on the carriage.

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