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      This story has come out of nowhere and is being reported by Automotive News. Ernts Lieb has been relived from his position that he has held for the last 5 years as head of Mercedes in the USA. Herbert Werner will take over in the interim until an official successor is announced. Mercedes has had strong months this year in the USA so we are not sure what the reason is for Lieb being suddenly removed from his post especially considering he has worked for Daimler for over two decades. This dismissal seemingly coincides with the cancellation of the Mercedes national dealer meeting which was supposed to take place this week. We do not know what Lieb may have done wrong but we do like his taste in women. More on this story to come.




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      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Perhaps dude got canned because of the lawsuit. It wouldn't be the first time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Perhaps dude got canned because of the lawsuit. It wouldn't be the first time.
        That's an interesting suggestion but I wonder why it would be the MBUSA head guy taking the brunt of it instead of someone in Germany?
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's an interesting suggestion but I wonder why it would be the MBUSA head guy taking the brunt of it instead of someone in Germany?
        My theory: Daimler instructed him to make sure $#@! was swept under the rug. It surfaced. CEO fail.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        My theory: Daimler instructed him to make sure $#@! was swept under the rug. It surfaced. CEO fail.
        Makes sense considering the US was the "source" of this I suppose. Very interesting theory...
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Makes sense considering the US was the "source" of this I suppose. Very interesting theory...
        Also with the timing of the lawsuit.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Also with the timing of the lawsuit.
        True.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Can someone please cliffs notes this? What lawsuit and what conspired?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Can someone please cliffs notes this? What lawsuit and what conspired?
        Oh man, really? Start here: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php...engine-defects
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Thats not enough a reason to fire someone high level like that...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Thats not enough a reason to fire someone high level like that...
        Who knows.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        That chick in the second picture though IS HOT.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        That chick in the second picture though IS HOT.
        I know, that is why I put it up. Prefer the first one though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        We brought you news last week of MBUSA CEO Ernst Lieb being removed by Mercedes but speculation ran rampant as to why. Reports are coming out that Lieb abused the company expense account. What type of abuse? Apparently he renovated his home on Daimler's dime and charged his wife's country club membership to the company. In addition, he would charge personal flights to the expense account as well such as one such flight to Australia. Lieb was warned but another incident was too much for the brass to stand and he was let go. We are guessing the Mercedes USA CEO is paid pretty well so we have to simply say Lieb was an idiot for abusing the company expense account.

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      1. splinter's Avatar
        splinter -
        Tough times when MBUSA paid him so little that he felt compelled to dip into the till for his renovations, CC membership and air travel.

        Pissing away an estimated $50-$60 million on the Superdome likely raised a few eyebrows at HQ, too.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by splinter Click here to enlarge
        Tough times when MBUSA paid him so little that he felt compelled to dip into the till for his renovations, CC membership and air travel.

        Pissing away an estimated $50-$60 million on the Superdome likely raised a few eyebrows at HQ, too.
        Sales are at their highest points in the USA and the Superdome I wouldn't call pissing away money. Everyone seems to be happy about that deal.

        I wonder what his salary was.
      1. DAGREEKNYC's Avatar
        DAGREEKNYC -
        All they had to do is hold it off his salary and make him pick it up as income on 1099. There is more to the story . the girl in the second pick is Mena Suvari , Maybe he was romancing her hole in that photo lol . reason for dismissal ???
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Is there a source to those statements?
      1. hooleyboy's Avatar
        hooleyboy -
        Nothing short of stealing IMO.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Damn is she hot.
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Damn is she hot.
        Isn't she on T.V. Or have I seen her in a movie?