Robert Parcell, president of CAMI Automotive Inc. since January, is taking his Canadian assignment seriously.
When pressed for personal details, Parcell ducks: "I'm a pretty bland person. I'm not very interesting."
But then he admits to a couple of ambitions.
"I want to learn enough Japanese to carry on a conversation," with Suzuki officials, he says.
It makes sense. After all, CAMI is a joint venture between General Motors and Suzuki Motor Corp.
"But even bigger than that," Parcell adds, "I want to learn how to curl."
In the game of curling, two teams of four players each slide 42-pound polished granite stones down a narrow sheet of ice toward a target. Played indoors, it's a popular winter recreation in Canada.
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