Bob Lund, a former General Motors vice president of sales and marketing, died Thursday, Oct. 18. He was 87.
Lund began his career at GM as a district sales manager for Chevrolet in 1946. He was named Chevrolet general sales manager in 1969.
Under Lunds leadership, Chevy sales topped 3 million for the first time in 1971 and six more times in the 1970s.
Lund was elected general manager of Cadillac in 1973 before being named general manager of Chevrolet in 1974. During Lunds tenure in that job, more than 21 million Chevys were sold and delivered more than what Chevrolet sold between 1912 and 1950 combined.
Lund held the general manager position at Chevrolet until 1982, when he was named vice president of sales and marketing for GM.
After Lunds retirement in 1984, the irrepressible salesman opened three Cadillac dealerships in the Phoenix area that he operated with his son, John Lund.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Messinger Funeral Home in Scottsdale, Ariz. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Joy in Carefree, Ariz., at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22.