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Lee Iacocca

Birthdate: 15. October 1924

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Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca is an American automobile executive best known for spearheading the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992.

Iacocca was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s. He has authored or co-authored several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography , and Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Portfolio named Iacocca the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.

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Quotes Lee Iacocca

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„We were on a joyride, on free energy almost. [... ] It seems to me we need something like the Manhattan Project. We need some urgency saying, "Here's what we should be doing. We've got to get off fossil fuels."“

—  Lee Iacocca
"The Long View: Iacocca Says Detroit Is Living in the Past" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9839029, Morning Edition, NPR, 26 April 2007

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