Claim to fame: Helped create the sport-utility craze in North America
Years in industry: 27
Retired: As an executive vice president of Chrysler Corp. in December 1997
Now: Technical adviser to DaimlerChrysler; serves on four corporate boards including Valeo in Paris; is raising $25 million to rebuild the Detroit Science Center; chairman of the French American Automotive Business Association
Quote: 'Jeep has brought more money to Chrysler from day one than any other product they have.'