TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Al Wagner, a former Chrysler and Toyota executive, died Oct. 3. He was 83.
The former Edsel dealer joined Chrysler as a district sales manager in 1962. He held various management positions at Chrysler, rising to national marketing manager in 1984. That year, he joined Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. as general sales manager for the San Francisco region. He would go on to become a vice president overseeing sales and group vice president of dealer relations for the Toyota and Lexus divisions. He retired in 1997.