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December 24, 1990 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
As the U.S. auto industry continues its battle against imports, John E. Reilly finds himself in what some would find an uncomfortable situation. The 64-year-old San Clemente resident, native Pennsylvanian and graduate of the Buick division of General Motors, is chairman of Japanese-owned American Isuzu Motor Inc. and chairman of the Assn. of the Import Automobile Manufacturers. As such, he is chief lobbyist in Congress for improved treatment of the car companies Detroit loves to hate.
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December 16, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
John E. (Jack) Reilly, founding senior vice president and former chairman of American Isuzu Motors Inc., has retired after 17 years at the helm of the Whittier-based auto importer. The 71-year-old Capistrano Beach resident, who most recently was senior executive advisor of American Isuzu, was the company's first employee in the United States. Separately, American Isuzu has hired Robert Reilly, 45, as senior vice president and general manager for light vehicles.
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BUSINESS
December 16, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
John E. (Jack) Reilly, founding senior vice president and former chairman of American Isuzu Motors Inc., has retired after 17 years at the helm of the Whittier-based auto importer. The 71-year-old Capistrano Beach resident, who most recently was senior executive advisor of American Isuzu, was the company's first employee in the United States. Separately, American Isuzu has hired Robert Reilly, 45, as senior vice president and general manager for light vehicles.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1990 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
As the U.S. auto industry continues its battle against imports, John E. Reilly finds himself in what some would find an uncomfortable situation. The 64-year-old San Clemente resident, native Pennsylvanian and graduate of the Buick division of General Motors, is chairman of Japanese-owned American Isuzu Motor Inc. and chairman of the Assn. of the Import Automobile Manufacturers. As such, he is chief lobbyist in Congress for improved treatment of the car companies Detroit loves to hate.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1990
American Isuzu Motors Inc. has named John E. (Jack) Reilly chairman. In addition, Reilly will serve as senior adviser to Isuzu Motors America and senior consultant to Isuzu Motors Ltd. (Japan). Reilly had previously held the position of senior vice president and general manager. E. F. (Fritz) Kern, a 28-year veteran of the automotive industry, succeeds Reilly.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic hits the road in March and May of next year, the orchestra will once again be traveling under sponsorship of American Isuzu Motors Inc. For the Philharmonic, it marks the first opportunity to tour with its new music director, Andre Previn. For Isuzu, it marks the second consecutive year the Japanese automotive company will get a chance to gain national exposure through the orchestra.
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November 15, 2004 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
John E. "Jack" Reilly, an automotive industry pioneer who helped start the U.S. operations of Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi and Isuzu, has died. He was 77. Reilly died Friday at his home in Dana Point of complications from lung cancer. As the founding U.S. executive at American Isuzu Motors, he helped introduce U.S. consumers to the sport utility vehicle and the compact pickup truck. He also served in 1990 as chairman of the Assn. of Import Auto Manufacturers.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Joe Isuzu sells lies a lot better than he sells cars. Slightly more than a year ago, actor David Leisure first stood smiling in front of an Isuzu automobile and told TV viewers that they could buy it for $9. Although the character he portrays, Joe Isuzu, may have scored 100 on the laugh meter, on the most important meter of all--increased car sales--the needle didn't budge. In fact, it slipped backward. For the first six months of 1987, American Isuzu saw its U.S.
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July 31, 2000 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the economy rolling, the U.S. the lone superpower and voters focused on up-close issues such as health care, you don't hear fierce discussion these days over the course of U.S. foreign policy. Not from the presidential candidates. Not among those running for Congress. But in the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Dianne Feinstein and Republican Rep.
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