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Top Renault Official, Former AMC Head, Quits Company

January 6, 1988

PARIS (AP) _ Jose Dedeurwaerder, a top Renault executive who once served at the helm of American Motors Corp., has resigned from the French automaker after 30 years with the company, officials said.

Renault refused all comment about his departure, saying only that it was ″in agreement with President Raymond Levy.″

However industry sources said this week that Dedeurwaerder had differences over how the company should be run. They said he also had difficulties adapting to the management team here after his U.S. assignment.

The state-owned Regie Nationale des Usines Renault last year sold its 46.1 percent stake in AMC to Chrysler Corp.

Dedeurwaerder’s most recent post had been director of sales and international affairs. He was AMC chairman and chief executive from 1982 to 1986.

Renault said Dedeurwaerder would be replaced by Paul Percie du Sert, chief financial officer of the auto group since 1984. Louis Schweitzer, director of planning, is to temporarily replace Percie du Sert as financial chief, Renault said.

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