Yes, he did.
He was there until summer 2004, second man at Chrysler.
In Feb 2004 he was announced as successor of Juergen Hubbert
as chief of Mercedes (Mercedes, not DC).
But he voiced an opinion contrary to that of Juergen Schrempp
regarding the future of Japanese Mitsubishi (partially owned
by DC then) and so got fired.
No need to apologize as nobody knows everything
you don't, I don't.
Leading German news magazine _Der Spiegel_ has an
article about Volkswagen and Pischetsrider titled
_No Plan in Wolfsburg_ (today's printed mag, 13.02.06,
P. 71 + 72).
There also is mentioned that Pischetsrider seems
to have no real plan about the long-overdue and
necessary restructuring of Volkswagen and that the
influential supervisory board chairman Piech is not
really satified with Pischetsrider's performance.
But it seems that the prolongation of Pischetsrider's
contract will take place in May as scheduled.
And some interesting figures from the article:
Production of a Golf Mk V needs 43 hours,
that of a Renault Megane only 17 hours, the figures
for a VW Passat are 50 hours and a Ford Mondeo only
18 hours (ok, what is NOT menioned is manufacturing
depth = amount of parts manufactured in the plants
which NOT come from suppliers).
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