Renault Executive Quits After 30 Years

Jose Dedeurwaerder, a top Renault executive who once served at the helm of American Motors Corp., has resigned from the French auto maker after 30 years with the company, officials in Paris said.

Renault refused all comment about his departure, saying only that it was "in agreement with President Raymond Levy." However, industry sources said this week that Dedeurwaerder had differences over how the company should be run. They said he also had difficulties adapting to the management team here after his U.S. assignment.

The state-owned Regie Nationale des Usines Renault last year sold its 46.1% stake in AMC to Chrysler Corp. Dedeurwaerder's most recent post had been director of sales and international affairs. He was AMC chairman and chief executive from 1982 to 1986.

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