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18 Mar 2010 22:28


Tech: Jerry York: Who is that guy honored on Apple’s front page?

  • Seems like he’s considered a legend at Apple. Jerome York, a member of Apple’s Board of Directors, died today. It was important enough to knock the iPad off the company’s front page. The venture capitalist and former CFO of Chrysler got his start in the auto industry before moving to computers. At one point he was CEO of Micro Warehouse, a now-bankrupt computer company. We wish Apple the best in this tough time. source

09 Feb 2010 09:20


Biz: Honda’s CFO: Toyota’s problems are the auto industry’s problems

  • I think we should see this Toyota problem from a broader viewpoint. If customers start to harbor doubts about [quality and safety], that would be problem for the whole industry.
  • Honda CFO Yoichi Hojo • Regarding the danger the Toyota recalls pose for the auto industry as a whole. He notes that, for this reason, his company isn’t offering incentives to Toyota customers who trade in their cars, like GM and Ford are. He sees that policy as just a little foolish. Wonder why. source

22 Apr 2009 09:10


Biz, U.S.: Freddie Mac’s acting CFO found dead in an apparent suicide

  • The circumstances David Kellermann, a 41-year-old Freddie Mac executive who lived in the D.C. metro area, was found dead early this morning at his home in an apparent suicide. Kellermann had long been an executive with the company in various roles, but only became acting Chief Financial Officer last year at the peak of the financial crisis.
  • Not a fun job Freddie Mac was one of the early victims of the financial crisis. After housing’s freefall hit them hard, the company was taken over by the government in September. They then became a quasi-governmental agency that took on big parts of Obama’s recovery plan. Kellermann became acting CFO around this time. source