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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2000
Corte Madera, CA - January 10, 2000 - PickupTruck.Com, the online community for pickup truck enthusiasts, today announced the appointment of Thomas Stallkamp, recent Vice-Chairman of DaimlerChrysler, to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Stallkamp retired from DaimlerChrysler at the end of 1999. He is currently Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSX International, an Auburn Hills, MI engineering and business services company.
“Tom Stallkamp brings an incredible depth of business experience to our team,” said Mike Levine, Founder and President of PickupTruck.Com. “His dynamic leadership and innovation in the automotive business will be key to our growth. We’re absolutely thrilled to have him on board.”
“The Internet is quickly gathering importance in all aspects of the auto industry,” said Tom Stallkamp. “This association provides me a great opportunity to involve myself with the Internet, and use my experience and strengths to help nurture the growth of PickupTruck.Com. This is an excellent group with great energy and a solid vision.
“With his extensive experience in supply chain management, Stallkamp became known for developing new business processes and enhanced partnerships with the automotive supply community. He ushered in a new era of cooperation that led to vast improvements in product quality and cost efficiencies.
Thomas T. Stallkamp was born September 6, 1946, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He attended Miami University where he received his bachelor’s degree as well as his Master’s in Business Administration. After working in various purchasing and supply posts for Ford Motor Company in the 1970’s, Mr. Stallkamp joined Chrysler in 1980 as a General Purchasing Agent. He was elected a Vice President of the Company in 1990, and named President, Chrysler Corp. in December 1997. He was appointed to the Management Board of DaimlerChrysler Corporation AG in November 1998 and became Vice-Chairman of DaimlerChrysler in September 1999.