Mitsubishi's new CEO must remain Mr. Clean

Treece, James B.
September 2000
Automotive News;9/25/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5895, p14
Trade Publication
Comments on the resignation of Katsuhiko Kawasoe, president of Mitsubishi Motors Co., in relation to the hidden-recall scandal. Appointment of Takashi Sonobe as replacement of Kawasoe; Sonobe's denial of personal involvement in the scandal; Mitsubishi employees' cover-up of customer complaints that may have led to product recall; Repair of Mitsubishi cars without disclosing the effort to the government as required by law.


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