Jack was one of us in the media/public relations realm before becoming the poster boy for transitioning from an automotive PR guy into an automotive executive with serious responsibilities like the launch of MINI in the U.S. Though he had big assignments, he was always the fun and friendly Jack we used to know, he never changed - always greeting me with a big warm smile at auto shows, in the lobby of the BMW New Jersey headquarters or wherever. I knew Jack for more than 20 years, starting from his PR days on the West Coast. Jack was destined to make it big, really big, before yesterday's tragic accident that took him from us.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.