Mercedes USA CEO Axed for Spending Company Funds on Home Renovation

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
Chef Michael White (pictured left) and restaurateur Chris Cannon (pictured right) of Marea in NYC, were awarded the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant by Ernst Lieb, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA (pictured center).

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Ernst Lieb (center) was dismissed this week over allegations of major breaches of compliance, according to a report by German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Lieb is reported to have paid for an addition to his home, as well as golf club fees at the expense of parent company Daimler. “Ernst was repeatedly warned, but he did it again,” said an unnamed Daimler executive. A spokesman for Daimler would not comment on the matter.

The Truth About Cars reports that earlier in the decade, another Mercedes executive was fired for similar improprities, and that even Lieb’s excellent standing within the company couldn’t save him from losing his job over the matter.

[Source: Fox Business]

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  • Burt L. Kravitz Burt L. Kravitz on Oct 20, 2011

    It's about time the big broom got this guy. Over and over again he's been told. From a parts guy to top management he still wanted more. Look around Lieb, tell us how it feels??? Welcome to the real world, no more row 1,2 or 3 on the A380 eh buddy?