My wife and I actually finalized an offer on a home here in the area over the past weekend. So as they say in poker, I am all in. Look, there's no doubt that we have as some would say some really big boulders in the stream. But as you can imagine, I did plenty of due diligence. And while there are a host of issues that need to be resolved, there was nothing I felt was unsurmountable when deciding whether or not to pursue this opportunity. In fact, regarding the issues we face, I was pleasantly surprised how well the experiences and sometimes scars I received at GM and Textron have prepared me to tackle the challenges we face. And on the positive side, what I learned in this due diligence process is that we have a strong management team with good operations, great products and a strong dealer network. I think we can all agree that Navistar is a great company. I believe that Troy Clarke is the perfect choice to be our President and Chief Operating Officer.I was also pleasantly surprised when I got here to find out that Troy and A.J. and their teams had already begun work on each of the critical issues we face. And we are already finalizing a strong 18-month operating plan that we'll be putting in place throughout the balance of Q4, and I believe we'll have the proper metrics, including ROIC, put in place to help ensure our success. But I do believe we have to accelerate the pace of progress on the improvements needed so that we can quickly resume our rightful place as a profitable leader in the industry.
Navistar International Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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