One on One with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson

The largest auto dealer's CEO on streamlining retail operations, the challenges facing U.S. brands and the need for greater fuel economy

The day-to-day complexities of running a business that in 2006 generated a little shy of $19 billion dollars in sales from 257 dealerships selling 37 different brands in 5 states across the Sunbelt regions of the United States alone are simply staggering. On top of the everyday issues one would expect to encounter in the running of such an enormous retailer, add the decisions regarding corporate policies, planning, and programming—decisions that impact every area of the business and the company's 26,000 employees.

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