Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca

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October 15, 1924
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Lido Anthony Lee Iacocca is an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992.Iacocca was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s. He has authored or co-authored several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography , and Where Have All the Leaders Gone?Portfolio named Iacocca the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.Early lifeIacocca was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Nicola Iacocca and Antonietta Perrotta, Italian immigrants who had settled in Pennsylvania's steel-production belt. They operated a restaurant, Yocco's Hot Dogs.

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