Rick Wagoner Quotes

52 Rick Wagoner quotes:

"Whoever is ahead in this area can get a big advantage versus the other guys. Just being big isn't enough. We really want to pick up the pace in everything we do in the company."
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"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."
"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."
"Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system."
"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."
"This is a game that's going to play as long as you're playing it. It's never going to end. It'll go until I retire, and when the next person has the job, they'll be on it too."
"The big and the fast beat the small and the fast. If you check out the NBA today, they're big and fast."
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"There's been a consistency of approach and a consistency of execution. Moving to a common system and common metrics has really helped us."
"History shows you don't know what the future brings."
"I'm not sure we think it's a win to talk about what you're taking out."
"A lot of other things come along with Chapter 11, which basically end up in a lot of pain."
"Ford, as I understand it, had done away with the concept of regional management, and now they've re-introduced that in Europe, so it's kind of a two-way street."
"Most of the model consolidation we've done is behind us. There will be some fine tuning."
"All this improvement is great, but all that does is get us in the game to play for improvements that we need in the future, so that we can be aggressive in the marketplace."
"We don't always agree on stuff, but when it's time to blow the whistle and start the game, we're not still debating."
"I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand."
"The automotive market in North America remains very competitive, and our results reflect that, ... Improving market share and profitability remain an important priority."
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"Given the challenges we face in North America, it makes sense for me to assume control of GM North America's day-to-day operations and shorten the lines of communication and decision-making,"
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"All of our business units except GM North America are on or above track, and that has the extreme attention of us all. Progress is moving in the right direction ... but we still have more work to do."
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"This agreement is another important milestone in the turnaround of General Motors."
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