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Who Is Jerry York?
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Posted on 02/07/2006 6:44:34 AM PST by apackof2

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An aide to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, Jerome (Jerry) was named to General Motors Corp.'s board of directors Monday, (2-6-06)

Jerome (Jerry) York is Chief Executive Officer of Harwinton Capital Corporation,a private investment company he founded in 2000. Harwinton Capital‘s principal investments are in the cosmetics, technology,biotechnology,wine distribution and real estate sectors.

From 2000 to mid-2003 he was Chief Executive Officer of Micro W arehouse,Inc.,a multi-national reseller of computer hardware,software and peripheral products.

From 1995 to 1999 he was Vice Chairman of Tracinda Corporation,the private investment company owned by Mr.Kirk Kerkorian,with major investments in the automotive,filmed entertainment and gaming industries.

Before joining Tracinda,he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of IBM Corporation,joining IBM in 1993 shortly after Mr. Louis Gerstner became its Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to IBM,he spent fourteen years at Chrysler Corporation,rising through a series of positions,including heading up Chrysler‘s Mexican Operations,Manufacturing Engineering Operations,Truck Operations,the Dodge Division,and becoming Executive Vice President and Chief FinancialOfficer and a member of the Boardof Directors in 1990.

Previously,he was GroupVice President of Baker Industries,Inc.,with responsibility for the Wells Fargo-branded Alarm,ArmoredCar and Guard Services Divisions,and prior to that was Vice President– Operations of the Hertz Corporation‘s Truck Rental and Leasing Division.

From 1963 to 1967 he was an engineer with General Motors Corporation,initially in the Power Development Groupat the GM Engineering Staff,and subsequently at the Pontiac Motor Division.He then spent three years at the Ford Motor Company,holding a number of positions in the Car Product Planning Office--ultimately having responsibility for the long range planning for all Ford,Mercury and Lincoln passenger car platforms.

Mr.York holds a B.S.degree from the U.S.Military Academy,an M.S.degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,and an M.B.A.degree from the University of Michigan.He is also a Registered ProfessionalEngineer in the state of Michigan.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: boardofdirectors; gm; kerkorian; york
Mr. York is at least a "car guy" and not just a bean counter, spending a good deal of his career in the auto business.

Bean counters as the CEO's of GM were the beginning of GM's decline

1 posted on 02/07/2006 6:44:35 AM PST by apackof2
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To: apackof2
Only Bold Trade Policy Moves Can Save the U.S. Auto Industry
2 posted on 02/07/2006 6:46:48 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Mikey_1962; brownsfan; 1rudeboy; Brilliant

Of interest ping


3 posted on 02/07/2006 6:47:05 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2

Who is John Galt ?


4 posted on 02/07/2006 6:53:56 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: apackof2
I know what is in Mr. York's briefcase, too....a nice, sharp axe....

Mr. K would like his money back, with interest, please....

5 posted on 02/07/2006 6:56:01 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: Nonstatist
Who is John Galt ?

And your point is?

6 posted on 02/07/2006 6:56:32 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: ContemptofCourt

Maybe at this point GM needs an axman


7 posted on 02/07/2006 6:57:12 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2

I thought he was the second Darren on Bewitched.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 6:58:35 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: AmishDude
LOL

Maybe he will be "bewitching" Rick Wagoner

9 posted on 02/07/2006 7:02:39 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2
And your point is?

My point is it makes no difference. GM has been hamstrung by gov't directives and opposition to creativity; i.e requirements to provide health insurance to all employees , and gov't backing of unions and their unreasonable demands on GM, and so on. GM doing what the employee should be doing for himself, and Gov't treating GM like a monopolistic cash cow in the 50's and 60's. And now theyre doomed

So who cares who Jerry is, it's all for nought. There's nothing that can be done, they carry this albatross to the grave.... Who is John Galt?

10 posted on 02/07/2006 7:03:50 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

Nope, he's the Boston College Hockey coach! BEAT BU!


11 posted on 02/07/2006 7:04:39 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Nonstatist
And now theyre doomed So who cares who Jerry is, it's all for nought. There's nothing that can be done, they carry this albatross to the grave....

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
Robert G. Allen

12 posted on 02/07/2006 7:11:23 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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How is it possible to go from being the number one company in the world to the brink of bankruptcy in less than a generation? You think Jerry York is going to make a difference?

Incompetence, gov't meddling, lassitude, corruption, whatever... But dont get me wrong. I wish Jerry York (wan't he the first Darren in Bewitched?) the best of luck.

13 posted on 02/07/2006 7:24:01 AM PST by Nonstatist
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I would disagree that they are doomed.I have driven a Toyota vehicle for almost 20 years now because I have found them to be virtually trouble free.If Toyotas suddenly became crap I would look elsewhere.
I think that the problem US automakers have is still the remnants of some of the junk that was pawned off on buyers 20-25 years ago,think Escort,Pinto,Vega the 5.7l diesel converted from the 350R Olds engine and so on.When gas was cheap in the 90s US auto makers had vehicles that the public wanted,SUVs and high end large cars and trucks.With the gas price high again the public is looking again at smaller cars and some of the nasty memories come back.

I think the US quality is probably fine for the most part now,they just have to win back the buyers.

14 posted on 02/07/2006 7:28:23 AM PST by carlr
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To: Nonstatist
But dont get me wrong. I wish Jerry York (wan't he the first Darren in Bewitched?) the best of luck.

I wish him luck also as I am a GM employee and perhaps he will "bewitch" Rick Wagoner.....LOL

15 posted on 02/07/2006 7:34:38 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: carlr
I think that the problem US automakers have is still the remnants of some of the junk that was pawned off on buyers 20-25 years ago

Back in the 50's and 60's there was little overseas competition and even after that the gov't squashed some of it (ie thru tarrifs on truck imports, etc), and so the company got fat and lazy and gave in to the unions. The pension liabilty and health care costs will probably squeeze out any significant turnaround, without further gov't propping up, which I think will be a mistake and a waste of resources.

In a total market environment this dinosaur would be put to sleep. It's a shame, and there are well intentioned people out there who care, but I think the curtain has dropped.

16 posted on 02/07/2006 7:37:11 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: carlr
I think the US quality is probably fine for the most part now,they just have to win back the buyers.

Your right, many GM cars are high quality but the perception by many that they are not needs to be changed

Hopefully some new desgins will help

Actually the Chevy HHR is selling like hotcakes
Its a high volume build with a Retro-look design

17 posted on 02/07/2006 7:37:31 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: Nonstatist
>Who is John Galt ?


18 posted on 02/07/2006 7:40:25 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Willie Green

NOPE--we have to learn to love competing...not protecting ourselves from competitors.

First step: get rid of the unions.


19 posted on 02/07/2006 7:43:09 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: theFIRMbss

Aaaaah!! You scared me.


20 posted on 02/07/2006 7:43:09 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

you will find john galt in “Atlas Shrugged”....by ayn rand


21 posted on 03/26/2008 10:27:20 AM PDT by superpuppy
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