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Allison Transmission Exec Fired for Blowing the Whistle on Chinese Bribery?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 11, 2010


Thisis just business as usual in China….

excerpt:
“A former Allison Transmission executive claims the company booted him from a top post in China because he raised concerns about bribery.

Stephen Lowe, who was a managing director based in Shanghai, alleges that Allison’s top salesman in Beijing plied government officials with cash, card parties and expensive gifts—all with a vice president’s blessing.

The allegations are spelled out in a lawsuit for retaliatory discharge, which the 42-year-old filed Nov. 15 in Marion Superior Court.

When firing Lowe on July 1, Vice President of International Sales and Marketing Michael Headly told him he lacked leadership potential. Lowe alleges that was a pretext to protect Headly and fellow executive Steven Chew, who had landed big contracts through his relationships with Beijing officials.

One Response to “Allison Transmission Exec Fired for Blowing the Whistle on Chinese Bribery?”

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