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      08-26-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Jack Pitney, BMWNA Marketing VP, Dead at 47

We regretfully share the news that Jack Pitney, VP of Marketing for BMWNA has died today in a tragic accident while on vacation at his farm. His most recent significant accomplishment (at least publicly) was helping BMW to secure a 6-year partnership with the US Olympic Committee.

Some of you may also recognize him as the BMW spokesperson conducting this year's New York International Auto show.

Pitney joined BMW in 1995 as head of corporate communications. His big break came when he was part of a small team of executives who persuaded a wary management to import the Mini to North America. He led the brand as its first U.S. boss from 2001 to 2005.

On Sept. 1, he was scheduled to become vice president for BMW's eastern region, its largest sales zone.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Media Update on the Death of Jack Pitney and Jim O’Donnell Statement

* 27.08.2010
* Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 27, 2010… We have more information to share with you about the death of our dear friend and colleague, Jack Pitney. According to the sheriff’s department in Greene County, NY, on Thursday afternoon (August 26) Jack was on his tractor at his farm in Durham. As he was trying to pull a tree stump from the ground, the tractor flipped with him still on board. The sheriff’s department arrived at 12:40 PM and Jack was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being performed today. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete and we will send you that information as soon as it becomes available.

Thoughts from BMW of North America President Jim O’Donnell:

Our words are wholly inadequate at this moment. All of us who knew Jack are still in shock and only beginning to realize how deeply we feel his loss. He was not just a creative powerhouse but a genuinely nice man who was much loved by all of us. Our thoughts of course are with his wife, five children and other family members. He loved them tremendously and they were his first priority. They are in our prayers.

The outpouring of messages from Jack’s many friends and media colleagues has touched us all and we are moved by the depth of feeling that is being expressed.

Jack had been in the office earlier this week and I know how excited he was looking forward to his new role heading BMW Group’s Eastern Region here in the U.S. Jack brought excitement and electricity to his work. And yes, he inspired those around him because of his infectious enthusiasm for BMW and his never-failing good humor. He leaves a great legacy here at BMW Group. His years in Communications prepared him for his groundbreaking role launching MINI with a style we had never seen before. As head of BMW Marketing, Jack personified the brand and the values that motivate us in this company. Being a true creative soul, Jack couldn’t wait for the next challenge and I personally was looking forward to seeing the innovations he would bring to his new role in Sales. All of us at BMW Group are in mourning over his loss. Our headquarters here in Woodcliff Lake is a very quiet place today as we all reflect on the loss of this good and wonderful man.
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      08-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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sorry to hear
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Way to young to die, my condolences!
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What?! Wow I'm shocked. Does anyone have anymore details?

This is awful news and I send my condolences to his family
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Awful news. Jack seemed like a very decent guy and a solid representative for the brand.
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Absolutely horrible to hear this. Seemed like he did a lot for BMWNA.
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Exclamation Tragic Death of BMW NA Vice President Jack Pitney

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.
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Says he was working on his tractor. Terrible.
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Very sad..RIP
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Poor guy, Met him twice actually and thought he was cool..
Didnt catch him at American Le Mans at Lime Rock,
but this was at the NY Auto Show..

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Rest in Peace sir. I'm sure you made your family very proud. Much respect to a VP in one of the worlds greatest automotive companies.
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Rest in piece good sir, our prayers are with your family
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Horrible news.

Jack, you will live forever through your accomplishments.
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