Jerry York, Former Chrysler CFO, Dies at 71
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Both Chrysler and Apple released press statements expressing their sadness at the passing of the man who influenced Chrysler, GM, Dana, IBM, Apple and even billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
"Chrysler Group LLC wishes to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jerry York. Jerry was a significant figure on the American business landscape for many years and will be remembered for his major contributions to so many leading American companies," Chrysler says in its release.
“Jerry joined Apple’s Board in 1997 when most doubted the company’s future. He has been a pillar of financial and business expertise and insight on our Board for over a dozen years,” Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO added. “It’s been a privilege to know and work with Jerry, and I’m going to miss him a lot.”
Jerry York, born in 1938 in Tennessee, graduated from the United States Military Academy and got an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
He became, as CNN calls him, the men who loved to be behind the scene and manipulate the levers of power and before his death held a seat on the board of directors for Dana Holding, Tyco International and Apple.
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