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FEBRUARY 22, 2005

Fiat kisses goodbye to Martin Leach

Fiat has dumped former Ford Europe chief Martin Leach from his role as head of Maserati. He had been in the job for less than a year and is currently fighting a legal action against Ford. His job will now go to Karl Heinz Kalbfell, a man who is a great fan of motorsport and spent many years as the head of BMW Motorsport before becoming head of Rolls Royce. The news follows the sudden ousting of Herbert Demel, head of Fiat Auto.