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(From Financial Mail)
Byline: David Furlonger
Motor industry NORTHERN LIGHTS BECKON FOR LOCAL EXECUTIVES Multinational car companies poach top talent Last week Wednesday, DaimlerChrysler SA chairman Christoph Kopke was confidently planning the company's course for 2005. After 15 years as chairman and with three years to go before possible retirement, there was no reason to expect upheaval.
By that evening, however, his life had been turned upside down. Without warning, a phone call from the company's headquarters in Germany offered him the job as chairman of its DaimlerChrysler Vertriebsorganisation Deutschland (DCVD) division, managing German sales of cars and commercial vehicles under the …