I have been involved with the auto industry for 40 years - from dealership sales and management to training and development for major manufacturers.
I find it interesting that those who scream "Buy American" have no problem with General Motors or Ford selling cars in Iraq or Iran or opening plants in China or providing jobs for people in South America. But a letter in your July 28 issue prompted this note to you.
Michael L. Rogers says his family tries to buy American to stem job loss. "Buy American" is a great tag line, but Rogers couldn't afford half of what he owns if it had been made in America.
What, then, as a sales executive for a foreign-owned company, does Rogers tell his clients - or would he tell them if they asked - why they shouldn't buy from an American-owned company?
Or one could ask where some of his company's parts for U.S.-built cars are made in order to be competitive. It seems like many foreign-owned companies here provide some well- paying jobs and affordable products.