LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle is an influential figure in the luxury car market. As group vice president of Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group, Reitzle is responsible for overseeing the worldwide operations of Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover and Aston Martin. Reitzle, who has an avid appreciation of classic marques, will share his passion and vision of the international premium car market and direction of the Premier Automotive Group as the keynote speaker at the Motor Press Guild Breakfast on Thursday, January 4, which is the first of two media days at the 2001 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. Reitzle, who was instrumental in reshaping California's automotive landscape by relocating the North American headquarters of Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin to the West Coast, joined Ford after 23 years with BMW AG. He spent 13 of those years as a board member where he was credited with bringing many of the German company's most successful products to market. "Mr. Reitzle is one of the most capable, interesting and dynamic executives in the car business, and this will be the first time he's addressed the West Coast media," explains Scott Oldham, president of MPG and senior editor of Auto World Weekly. "He's clearly an important person for our members to get to know and am confident his participation as the MPG keynote speaker will get this year's show off to an awesome start." Following Reitzle's remarks will be a comprehensive schedule of manufacturer news conferences. Many automakers are finalizing their plans, but if last year's record of three dozen World and North American production and concept vehicle debuts are any indication, this year's L.A. Auto Show will continue to provide newsworthy introductions. For additional information, media may contact VL Communications Group at 916-362-3400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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