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Robert J. Eaton

Chrysler Corporation

1993 - 1998

Automotive & Aerospace

1990 b. 1940
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Kansas
Personal
Born-Died1940
BirthplaceColorado (CO)
RaceWhite
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1990

Following Lee Iacocca as head of Chrysler, Eaton led the company to a banner year in 1994 with earnings of $3.7 billion and sales of $52.2 billion, both far above previous records. In 1996, Eatonís Chrysler led auto makers in profits thanks to its newly innovative and highly successful truck line. Eaton headed Chrysler during its 1998 merger with Daimler-Benz.