Feb. 12, 1932, Zurich, Switzerland.
B.S., Production Management, 1961 and M.B.A., 1962, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
Before college, joined U.S. Marine Corps for the discipline. Rose to captain's rank as a fighter pilot.
Chairman of battery maker Exide Technologies; co-founder of luxury-car designer Cunningham Motor.
Detroit's ultimate "car guy."
Worked at GM, BMW, Ford Motor, and Chrysler.
Reinvigorated Chrysler's product line to help steer it away from bankruptcy in early 1990s.
Flies his Czech-made L-39C jet fighter; drives one of 17 collectible cars.
Married to third wife, Denise; four grown daughters from his first marriage.