Rick Wagoner Quotes

52 Rick Wagoner quotes:

"This really highlights one of the weaknesses of our business model is too much reliance on those products (large SUVs and pickups) for profit and not enough profitability from those other products,"
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Business Quotes Automobile Quotes
"Health care costs in this country are out of control, ... We would really like to see much more focus and leadership from elected officials, especially in Washington."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"We haven't dropped the goal, ... It's obviously tougher right now as we have pension and health-care costs right now, for example."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Our financial performance continues to be quite disappointing,"
"We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn't practice that, ... They have massive U.S. dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Practice Quotes
"There's days you smile and days you frown."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Smiles Quotes
"I'm like Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing. We are trying to share ideas around the world. We don't just come up with a great idea in Brazil and ignore it in the rest of the world."
"History shows you don't know what the future brings."
"We'll have to put our helmet on and take a few months of lower overall sales."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"If you look at our production schedule, we think we ought to be able to grow our sales. We feel good about our product, but there's no reason to put a target out there when nobody else does, and we get beat up on it."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"I've given no thought to anything but turning the business around, ... I wasn't brought up to run and hide when things get tough. I'm convinced that's the way that things get righted."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"We disagree with Delphi?s approach, but we anticipated that this step might be taken. GM expects Delphi to honor its public commitments to avoid any disruption to GM operations."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"We hope it eases up, but I can't obviously tell you've we've seen a lot of evidence of that,"
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"Stan O'Neal has been a great asset on the GM Board and to General Motors management over his 5 years of service as a director. We are grateful for his many positive contributions to General Motors and wish him the best."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Management Quotes
"GM had some notable sales successes as we continued to expand in key growth markets around the world in 2005."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"There was an almost an 80% decline one year from 640,000 vehicles to 200,000, and now it's grown back. Our share has grown a lot."
"Health costs in this country are out of control, ... This will significantly improve our overall cost competitiveness ... and will be critical to getting GM North America back to profitability as soon as possible."
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"Health costs in this country are out of control,"
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"It's one factor that's important in our overall cost competitiveness. I can't tell you it's the only or the primary thing for us,"
"I was incredibly impressed with his (Lutz's) continuing passion and enthusiasm for cars and trucks and the auto industry in general,"
Author: Wagoner Quotes Category: Enthusiasm Quotes

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