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AutoNation’s rockstar CEO to step down

CEO Mike Jackson, under whose leadership AutoNation (AN) stock grew more than thrice, announced that he plans to step down from the role in the coming year. The company announced that Jackson would, however, stay on as executive chairman till 2021.

Jackson joined the largest (arguably) US retail chain AutoNation in 1999 from the US wing of Mercedes-Benz, where he was president.

Mike Jackson, who went on CNBC this week, had jabbed Elon Musk’s bait-and-switch” on his $35,000 Model-3 promise hinting that Tesla might not be around in ten years to see electric cars take over the industry.

“We’re past the inflection point on electrification,” Jackson added, “I think if Tesla was there it would be quite something.” According to the outgoing CEO, Elon Musk lacks a sustainable business strategy in the long run.

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