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'03 NADA convention lands Zetsche as keynote speaker

November 23, 2010
Dieter Zetsche, CEO and president of the Chrysler Group, will be the keynote speaker at the National Automobile Dealers Association's 87th annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas on Jan. 31, 2004. Zetsche will offer his views on the future of his company and its relations with dealers at the Jan. 31- Feb. 3 convention's opening general session. "Dieter Zetsche clearly recognizes the importance of a strong working partnership between dealers and manufacturers," said Alan Starling, NADA chairman. "We're very pleased he will be on hand to share his insights into that relationship and the overall direction of the Chrysler Group." A member of the Board of Management of Daimler- Chrysler AG since December 1998, Zetsche has served as the Chrysler Group Division chief executive since November 2000. He has received widespread credit for bold restructuring plans to set the automaker on a successful path for the future. In his 27 years with DCX, Zetsche has held a variety of positions in research, international development, engineering and product development. Additional convention information is available online at