Chrysler finance chief Jerry York passes away

Former Chrysler finance chief and GM board member Jerry York passes away at the age of 71. York was tough and right on when he scolded GM that they needed major changes.

From the Detroit News:

Jerry York, the turnaround expert who helped reshape Chrysler Corp. and IBM as chief financial officer, died Thursday at POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac after suffering a brain aneurysm.

He was 71 and lived in northern Oakland County. Funeral arrangements are pending.

York, a director at Apple Inc. since 1997, spent more than 40 years in and around the auto industry.
In recent years, he advised billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian on his investments in all three Detroit automakers. As a member of General Motors Corp.’s board in 2006, he unsuccessfully pushed for an alliance with Renault-Nissan and deeper cost cuts.

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