MVMA BECOMES AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its restructuring and redefined mission, the nation's oldest motor vehicle trade association today announced its new name and board of directors. The former Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, which traces its origins to 1900, is now the American Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA) representing Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. At a special meeting of its members, the following were elected to the AAMA board of directors: -- Robert J. Eaton, chairman-elect and chief executive officer, Chrysler Corporation; -- Thomas G. Denomme, executive vice president, corporate staff group, Chrysler Corporation; -- Harold A. Poling, chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company; -- Peter J. Pestillo, executive vice president, corporate relations, Ford Motor Company; -- John F. Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer, General Motors Corporation; -- Harry J. Pearce, executive vice president and general counsel, General Motors Corporation; -- Thomas H. Hanna, president and chief executive officer, American Automobile Manufacturers Association. Eaton will serve as chairman of AAMA. The name change, election of a new board of directors and adoption of revised bylaws reflect the singular focus of AAMA on the issues and concerns unique to its members. In so doing, AAMA will represent the views of its three members at the state, federal and international levels on legislative and regulatory issues confronting U.S. car and light truck manufacturers. In addition, AAMA will communicate the vital role of a strong and competitive American automotive industry to the nation's economy and conduct joint research programs, including those initiated through the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). -0- 12/16/92 /CONTACT: Gene McKinney or Ed Lewis of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 202-775-2716/
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