I saw this posted somewhere and thought it might be appropriate to post here. If men like this still existed, I wonder if GM would be a more exciting place?
1966 photo of John Z. DeLorean. DeLorean joined Pontiac Motor Division on September 4th, 1956 as Director of Advanced Engineering. In 1961 he was promoted to Chief Engineer, and in 1962 Pontiac jumped to 3rd in sales (only Chevrolet and Ford sold more vehicles), a remarkable turnaround for a company that was 6th in sales just 4 years earlier. DeLorean was promoted to Pontiac General Manager in 1965, becoming the youngest GM division manager up to that point. Under his leadership Pontiac would hold on to 3rd place in sales throughout the 1960's. DeLorean was promoted to Chevrolet General Manager in February 1969.