TO THE EDITOR:
It hurts, really hurts. After selling and representing Opel for 18 years of my General Motors career, I almost can't believe that finance's takeover of GM's management has killed another couple of children, Opel and Vauxhall ("GM: It's not over," March 13). A parent should never abandon a child but nurse it to health with good doctors. The missing ingredient here is doctors -- or qualified management.
While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about numbers, margins, profits, stock shares, etc., Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace, evaluating their products, their competition and the market forces. If they weren't, why are they not also closing their European operations? Don't GM's competitors face the same economics of the marketplace?