Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 19:36:59 -0700
From: "Ryan O. Emge" <presidentnopsamab.org>
Subject: GM/ SAAB VS. DESIGN & ENGINEERING


<SNIP> >As for what GM decides to do or not do... I think we don't really know >what's going on between Detroit and Trollhattan. There *IS* a cash infusion >but it's small by car manufacturer standards and it's all going into product >design and manufacturing for the "new 9-3". Would you rather have them put >out a sub-standard new car and advertise the shit out of it? ;-) <SNIP> Kevin, When you mention design, and how GM is putting money into Saabs design and manufacturing for the "new 9-3". I know and am aware that Michael Mauer, the head of Design at Saab who reports directly to Peter Augustsson is working hard with a team of fine designers over in Sweden and will be working straight till 2004 when some new platforms come out. I personally want to be a part of this over in Sweden at some point soon and that's another reason I am visiting Sweden in about 3 weeks. Having worked at many design firms learning what quality design and good planning can do for us and now working at and independant Saab dealer, I am experiencing all levels of design & engineering put into application at a service level. I would like to be part of the Saab Automobile design team handling the interior and exterior styling at almost any level at this point for Saabs future car models. - Ryan O. Emge (NESA) New England Saab Association Post Office Box 119 Keene, New Hampshire 03431 E-mail : presidentnopsamab.org, Web: http://www.nesaab.org

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