Skip to comments.Who Is Jerry York?
Posted on 02/07/2006 6:44:34 AM PST by apackof2
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 Capitals 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 Chryslers 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 Corporations 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.
Bean counters as the CEO's of GM were the beginning of GM's decline
Of interest ping
Who is John Galt ?
Mr. K would like his money back, with interest, please....
And your point is?
Maybe at this point GM needs an axman
I thought he was the second Darren on Bewitched.
Maybe he will be "bewitching" Rick Wagoner
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?
Nope, he's the Boston College Hockey coach! BEAT BU!
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
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.
I think the US quality is probably fine for the most part now,they just have to win back the buyers.
I wish him luck also as I am a GM employee and perhaps he will "bewitch" Rick Wagoner.....LOL
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.
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
NOPE--we have to learn to love competing...not protecting ourselves from competitors.
First step: get rid of the unions.
Aaaaah!! You scared me.
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