Our 2012 Gala, held on April 27, was a wonderful success. We honored and were greatly inspired and entertained by Mr. Robert A. Lutz, our distinguished FACC Person of the Year.
Mr. Lutz shared with us his passion and experience in driving businesses to excellence. In his uniquely bold style, Mr. Lutz gave us an insight on how to lead creative organizations and achieve high performance while at the same time making a business successful.
The FACC Person of the Year award recognizes Mr. Lutz’s immense contributions to the economy of our region, his mark on the way we think of the global automotive industry today, and his interest in the relationship between France and the United States. Mr. Lutz has held senior leadership positions at GM, Ford, Chrysler and BMW over the course of an unparalleled forty-seven-year career across several regions of the world, culminating in his vice-chairmanship of General Motors from 2001 to 2010.
In honor of Bob Lutz, we had a stunning display on the beautiful lawn of the Orchard Lake Counrty Club of the many cars that he has had a hand in developing through the years. Guests also enjoyed great networking, fine food and wine, and beautiful auction items.