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Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

Detroit automakers face test of leadership in 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors named a new chief executive, Ford kept its old leader and Chrysler’s CEO averted a divisive public offering. And that was just in the last 30 days.

This year is shaping up as a test of leadership at GM (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Ford (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Chrysler, five years after the U.S. auto industry’s searing restructuring. While the risks ahead are no longer life-threatening, how the companies respond will set their direction for years to come and signal whether the lessons of the financial crisis were embedded deeply enough.

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      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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