April 5, 2006

Dealer Activism for GM's Embattled Chairman

Lee Hawkins, Jr., Monica Langley and Joe White:
Besides Mr. Fisher's statement, Mr. Wagoner recently has won the backing of two prominent GM dealers. John Bergstrom, chairman of Wisconsin-based GM dealership chain Bergstrom Automotive, sent a letter to the board late last week to "share with you my total support and respect for Rick Wagoner...who has earned the respect of all of us in the retail network."

Another dealer, Carl Sewell, who has 15 GM franchises in the Dallas area, recently began talking to other dealers to say, "We need to come to our company's and Rick's defense." GM is providing his dealerships with "the best product we've ever had," he said, adding that Mr. Wagoner is "a wonderful human being of intellect and integrity."
Posted by James Zellmer at April 5, 2006 9:45 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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