- Thomas W. LaSorda
Thomas W. LaSorda (born
July 24, 1954in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American automobile industryexecutive who was appointed CEO of the Chrysler Groupon January 1, 2006. On August 5, 2007, LaSorda became President of Chrysler, with Bob Nardellisucceeding him as Chairmanand Chief Executive Officer.
LaSorda graduated from the
University of Windsorin 1977 with a dual degree ( Bachelor of Artsand a Bachelor of Commerce), and earned an MBAin 1980. In 1977 he joined General Motors, working chiefly in manufacturing; and in 2000 he joined the Chrysler Group as a Senior Vice President. He was first appointed to the board in 2004 when he became COO.
In 2006, LaSorda replaced
Dieter Zetsche, a German from the parent company DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG), as Chrylser's CEO. That same year, he became a U.S. citizen, while retaining his Canadian citizenship.
* [http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0507/29/A11-263171.htm LaSorda's challenge: Keep up momentum] - "
* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/images/20070326_p032607jb-0065-515h.html President Bush Participates in Demonstration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles with CEOs of Ford, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler]
* [http://www.windsorwired.org/windsor_alumni.php?profile=003 WindsorWired.org profile]
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