Ronnie

Can anyone put a name to these faces?

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I think it would be interesting to know who these people are.

 

Reatta Launch Team-2.jpg

This picture was taken at the 3rd floor conference room at the  old Buick Headquarters building on Hamilton Ave in Flint.

-** (Larry Schramm)

 

  1- might be Bob Bradley ----------------------------------------- **(Larry Schramm)

  2- Ken Sherwood ---------------------------------------------------- **(Larry Schramm)

  3- Ward Boyer, Field service engineer                           *(NYBobP)

  4-

  5- Ron Fusile   Nat'l marketing mgr ---------------------------*(NYBoP) & ***(John Thomson)

  6- Dennis Lovell, who headed up the team----------------*(NYBobP)

  7- Earl Escue   Nat'l customer service mgr----------------*(NYBobP)

  8- John Cienki------------------------------------------------------------*(NYBobP) & **(Larry Schramm)

  9- Dennis Duford, part of the promotional team--------*(NYBobP)

10- Bruce Edwards------------------------------------------------------*(NYBobP)

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15- Larry Schramm ----------------------------------------------------- (NCReatta) & **(Larry Schramm)

16- Chris Wolf  Nat'l service mgr.--------------------------------*(NYBobP)

17-

 

* Bob is a former Reatta Div Director and had the 1988 style "Reatta" license plate reproduced.

** Larry Schramm spent a fair amount of time at the Craft Centre.

***John Thomson is now a zone manager with Chevrolet.   He was with Buick at the time.

 

Robert Merkel,. part of the overseas development team - (billsbuickgs) ???

 

 

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Ronnie I have looked at it but need to compare the faces to other early Reatta pictures were the people are identified.

Will let you know if I come up with some names.

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The question that hit my mind was, "who is the mastermind among this bunch?" I'd say, its the one who is smiling the least.

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Seated left of center ( blue suit ) is Robert Merkel . I think he was part of the overseas

development team  He lived here in Baltimore Md and work for GM before landing a

job in Detroit  ( Cadillac ) and then going with the Reatta development team

overseas . He gave me one of the original pins made for the team . Great Guy !

Bill

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Seated first row center (also blue suit) is Ron Fusile, then National Marketing Mgr, and next to him is Dennis Lovell who headed up the team.

First row 2nd from right with the mustache I think is Dennis Duford, part of the promotional team.

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Good to see that Bob Popyk is still monitoring our activities.

Bob is a former Reatta Div Director and had the 1988 style "Reatta" license plate reproduced.

I suspect he is still in Florida as his home in NY is probably buried in snow.

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Take a look at the photo above again. I've added numbers to the people in the photo and started a list of names below the photo. See if I've got the names on the list right so far.

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50 minutes ago, Ronnie said:

Take a look at the photo above again. I've added numbers to the people in the photo and started a list of names below the photo. See if I've got the names on the list right so far.

No. 5 is Robert Merkel .

Good idea with the #'s

Bill

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1 hour ago, billbuickgs said:

No. 5 is Robert Merkel .

 

Changed # 5 to 5 is Robert Merkel.

 

Is Ron Fusile, then National Marketing Mgr. #4?

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Ron Fusile is #5.  .  I am going to try and get this pix to John Thomson who is still with GM. 

He might be able to help.

Edited by NYBobP (see edit history)

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I heard back from John Thomson who is now a zone manager with Chevrolet.   He was with Buick at the time.

 

#3 Ward Boyer   Field service engineer

#4 John Cienki  Field service engineer

#5 Ron Fusile   Nat'l marketing mgr

#7 Earl Escue   Nat'l customer service mgr

#6  Dennis Lovell  Marketing, also headed up the Reatta launch team

#8 John  somebody

#9  Dennis Duford   Promotion dept

#10 Bruce Edwards

#15 Larry Schram

#16 Chris Wolf  Nat'l service mgr

 

Edited by NYBobP (see edit history)

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I've updated the list of names. We're making good progress. Keep the names coming. We have two names submitted for #5. I'm sure we will agree on one of them if we put our heads together.

 

5- Robert Merkel,. part of the overseas development team - (billsbuickgs)

5- Ron Fusile,   Nat'l marketing mgr  - (NTBobP)

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#2 Is Ken Sherwood

#8 Is John Cienki

#15 is yours truly.... ME.  Spent a fair amount of time at the Craft Centre.

I think #1 might be Bob Bradley.

 

Both Ken and John are no longer with us. :-(

 

That picture was taken at the 3rd floor conference room at the  old Buick Headquarters building on Hamilton Ave in Flint.

Edited by Larry Schramm (see edit history)
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John and I both knew Ron Fusile really well.  Know it’s him. 

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If anyone has a copy of  "  inside Buick " dealing with the REATTA , there are many

pictures of the  REATTA team

Merkel in shown in there along with the Reatta Team .

# 4 is not Merkel and I could be wrong about him

being #5 , I don't know Fusile .

Bill

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I've update the list under the photo again.  Names are still missing and the list may not be 100% correct yet but we're getting there. Keep the ideas and names coming.

Bill, I've not dropped Merkel yet. He could be one of the men not yet named.

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I think #9 looks like Freddy Mercury of the band Queen :rolleyes::lol:

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