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Old 02-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Bob Lutz to Retire at end of year

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http://www.freep.com/article/2009020...+at+year+s+end
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Bob Lutz Anounces he's Retiring

Just a link to CNBC:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/29100436/site...t%7C&par=yahoo
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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I don't want to see him go. He's been a good leader for a company who has recently needed it. :(
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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He's certainly served his time and done lotsa good....he really didn't need to come out of retirement and work for GM again in the first place. I'd say he deserves a rest.

But boy is GM losing someone special...:(
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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Could that be part of the Loan Deal? Key executives retiring or quitting? In my opinion he is the one that should be in charge of GM..
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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Oh sh*t.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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Could that be part of the Loan Deal? Key executives retiring or quitting? In my opinion he is the one that should be in charge of GM..
That was my first thought too.

How about we keep Lutz and impeach some senators instead.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:53 AM   #8
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #9
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That was my first thought too.

How about we keep Lutz and impeach some senators instead.
We could elect Lutz.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #10
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Lutz for Senator!
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:05 AM   #11
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I wonder if he had anything to do with taking $1B from the bailout to invest in a new GM plant in Brazil???
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #12
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NOOOOOOO OOOOO!!!!!!!

We are losing a true automotive bad ass. He has helped GM soo much.
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GM should try and entice him by offering him Wagoner's job....
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Lutz has been the most positive, dynamic, influential, and respected product leader at GM since Harley Earl.

He will be sorely missed, and I hope he has groomed protogees with his thought process to succeed him.

I hope I'm wrong, but I fear the bean counters will prevail without Lutz's stern force and imposing shadow.
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