Few people are handed a license to change things. But Skip LeFauve was given that chance in 1986, when General Motors Chairman Roger Smith picked him to lead Saturn Corp.
LeFauve made the most of it. He is the reason for much of that Saturn "difference" - in labor relations, in dealer relations, in customer relations - that has been copied throughout the industry.
LeFauve died too soon, on Jan. 25, at the age of 68. The mark he left on GM, Saturn and the rest of the industry should be - and will be - long remembered.