Thomas W. Sidlik, a U.S. member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG, celebrated America's Independence Day as the keynote speaker of an automotive seminar in France. Sidlik, Executive Vice President, Procurement & Supply and General ManagerJeep Operations, was the featured speaker at a conference jointly sponsored bythe Centre Francais du Commerce (CFCE) and CLIFA, an association representingthe Automotive Industrial and Equipment Manufacturers and the French PlasticsProcessing industry.