Blog: Dave LeggettCappuccino-ed out

Dave Leggett | 16 March 2004

I was out with Ryan Tutak last night, to wish him well on his new life in Detroit – as trailed in the blog yesterday. We found a quiet café off London’s Covent Garden and over a fair few large cups of cappuccino, reflected on the last few years and the future.

A few names cropped up in our discussions. One name was David Herman. Ex-GM David Herman is apparently now working as a consultant on a big supplier park project to serve AvtoVAZ in Russia. Sounded interesting and I’m wondering whether he may be interested in talking to just-auto about it. I recall that when Herman was sent out to Russia from being head of Opel in the late-1990s, some saw it as akin to being sent into exile. But he seemed to take to his new surroundings like a duck to water. And if he still has fingers in pies there, that suggests he must have liked it. Below is a link to an interview that Ryan did with him for us back in 2000.

It was certainly good to see the inimitable Tutak again and I look forward to discovering what he does next (he’s not short of ideas or options). I said to him: don’t rule out continuing to write for us from Detroit – maybe the occasional opinionated column. We could call it, ‘The Tutak Take’. He liked the sound of that.

David Herman interview


BLOG

Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....

BLOG

China Hot Pot

Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...



Forgot your password?