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Personality: Motor City chief embraces the turns in the road as they come

By Diana Greenlee
Friday, Oct 24 2014 12:46 AM

On a crisp Saturday morning, John Pitre, Motor City's chief operating officer, is seated in his comfortable corner office scanning through a playlist on his iPhone. "I'm pretty much stuck in the '70s," the 55-year-old says, looking up from the phone, songs by Pavarotti, Carol King and Bob Dylan displayed on the screen.

"I have 27 different stations on Pandora," he says. "Pandora is in almost every new car now; there's a plug in for the station."

With a sense of humor and a winning smile, Pitre seems to embrace change. Father of two grown daughters, Jacqueline, 27, Jillian, 23, and a son, Graham, 22, Pitre also has 3-year-old daughter Addison with his wife of five years, Cindy, 40, an accountant with Bolthouse Farms. The seasoned dad...

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