FCA: Lee Iacocca was a great leader who forever shaped auto industry

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AUBURN HILLS (WJRT) - (7/3/19) - Fiat Chrysler says automobile executive Lee Iacocca was a great leader who forever shaped the auto industry.

Iacocca died Tuesday at the age of 94.

He's being remembered for his accomplishments during his 32-year career at Ford and then Chrysler.

Fiat Chrysler released the following statement:

The Company is saddened by the news of Lee Iacocca's passing. He played a historic role in steering Chrysler through crisis and making it a true competitive force. He was one of the great leaders of our company and the auto industry as a whole. He also played a profound and tireless role on the national stage as a business statesman and philanthropist.

Lee gave us a mindset that still drives us today - one that is characterized by hard work, dedication and grit. We are committed to ensuring that Chrysler, now FCA, is such a company, an example of commitment and respect, known for excellence as well as for its contribution to society. His legacy is the resiliency and unshakeable faith in the future that live on in the men and women of FCA who strive every day to live up to the high standards he set.

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