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February 24, 1992 | Ted Johnson, Free-lance writer
Richard D. Recchia--a former Chrysler Corp. executive--long has been a critic of the U.S. auto industry. Recently, however, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America has become something of an unofficial spokesman for Japanese importers. In the last few weeks, both trade groups and the national audience delivered by "60 Minutes" have heard him challenge the Big Three U.S.
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December 10, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Recchia, the outspoken automotive executive who established Mitsubishi Motors in the United States 16 years ago, is expected to step down this week as chief operating officer of the company's Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. import and distribution arm. Officials at Mitsubishi headquarters in Cypress would not comment except to say that an announcement of management changes is expected Thursday.
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June 6, 1989 | From United Press International
The U.S. distributor for Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said today it plans to have 400 dealers in place by the end of 1989 as it aggressively expands into the Midwest and Southeast. The strategy by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. mirrors that of the U.S. marketers of larger Japanese car makers such as Toyota in establishing dealers in those regions considered the last domains of traditional U.S. auto makers after successfully penetrating the East and West Coast markets.
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October 1, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL
Richard D. Recchia, top U.S. official at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc., the import and distribution arm of Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp., has been named to the board of the car maker's troubled Illinois production company. Also named to the board of Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America Inc. was Ellen Gleberman, general counsel and a vice president of Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motor Sales. Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing in Normal, Ill.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Recchia, the outspoken automotive executive who established Mitsubishi Motors in the United States 16 years ago, is expected to step down this week as chief operating officer of the company's Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. import and distribution arm. Officials at Mitsubishi headquarters in Cypress would not comment except to say that an announcement of management changes is expected Thursday.
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October 1, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL
Richard D. Recchia, top U.S. official at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc., the import and distribution arm of Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp., has been named to the board of the car maker's troubled Illinois production company. Also named to the board of Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of America Inc. was Ellen Gleberman, general counsel and a vice president of Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motor Sales. Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing in Normal, Ill.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ambient temperature in this western Orange County city climbs a few degrees whenever Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee A. Iacocca gives his new Japan-bashing speech. The source of the extra heat is Richard Recchia, who starts steaming when Iacocca sounds off. Recchia, a former Chrysler executive who left that company about the same time Iacocca joined it, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America. He is the top U.S.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1998 | John O'Dell
Kevin Ormes, a high-ranking executive at Mitsubishi Motors Sales of America Inc., has left the Japanese auto importer and distributor to become head of retail operations for the Ramsey Automotive Group dealership chain in Ramsey, N.J. Ormes, 49, joined Cypress-based Mitsubishi in 1982, when the company was just forming and had not yet started selling cars. He was widely thought to be the heir-apparent to former Mitsubishi Chief Operating Officer Richard Recchia until last year.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1993
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. has formed a franchise development department and separated its sales and marketing department into separate units in a reorganization aimed at furthering development of its dealership network. Rick Lepley, formerly senior vice president for sales and marketing, has been appointed senior vice president for franchise development and will oversee that department.
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December 10, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Recchia, the outspoken auto executive who established Mitsubishi Motors in the United States 16 years ago, is expected to step down this week as chief operating officer of the company's Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. import and distribution arm. Officials at Mitsubishi headquarters in Cypress would not comment except to say that an announcement of management changes is expected to be made Thursday.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1992 | Ted Johnson, Free-lance writer
Richard D. Recchia--a former Chrysler Corp. executive--long has been a critic of the U.S. auto industry. Recently, however, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America has become something of an unofficial spokesman for Japanese importers. In the last few weeks, both trade groups and the national audience delivered by "60 Minutes" have heard him challenge the Big Three U.S.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ambient temperature in this western Orange County city climbs a few degrees whenever Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee A. Iacocca gives his new Japan-bashing speech. The source of the extra heat is Richard Recchia, who starts steaming when Iacocca sounds off. Recchia, a former Chrysler executive who left that company about the same time Iacocca joined it, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America. He is the top U.S.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1989 | From United Press International
The U.S. distributor for Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said today it plans to have 400 dealers in place by the end of 1989 as it aggressively expands into the Midwest and Southeast. The strategy by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. mirrors that of the U.S. marketers of larger Japanese car makers such as Toyota in establishing dealers in those regions considered the last domains of traditional U.S. auto makers after successfully penetrating the East and West Coast markets.
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March 11, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday that the company expects to reduce employment at its U.S. manufacturing plant in Illinois through attrition over the next three years as part of a major restructuring by Japan's fourth-largest car maker. The warning that jobs will be left unfilled at the 4,200-employee Mitsubishi plant in Bloomington, Ill.
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July 31, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. said Tuesday that it has established its own credit company as part of a corporate expansion program begun last year. The new Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America will serve as the Cypress-based importer's captive finance arm, supplying credit to dealers and consumers as an alternative to traditional bank financing.
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