I am saddened to report the untimely death of my friend and fellow BMW enthusiast Jack Pitney.
On behalf of my friends and colleagues in the automotive world, our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
BMW's official statement follows:
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 26, 2010… It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jack Pitney, BMW of North America Vice President of Marketing, was killed earlier today in a tragic accident while on vacation at his farm. We don’t have many further details to share with you at this time but wanted you to have the information as quickly as possible. As we learn more details, we will keep you informed.