Former CBS Chairman/CEO MIchael H. Jordan Passes
May 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM (PT)
MICHAEL H. JORDAN, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both WESTINGHOUSE and CBS, passed away last night at LENOX HILL HOSPITAL in NEW YORK after a long battle with cancer.
CBS Pres./CEO LESLIE MOONVES said, "We are profoundly saddened by the passing of MIKE JORDAN, our friend and former leader. MIKE was a man of great vision and compassion whose thoughtful guidance of both WESTINGHOUSE and then CBS helped to shape the future of our company. MIKE took over WESTINGHOUSE when most thought its demise was inevitable and brought it back to life, transforming the old industrial corporation into one completely focused in the media world. He was fiercely intelligent, with a great strategic mind that was able to unlock complex situations and challenges and turn them into meaningful action. He also had a wonderful, ironic sense of humor and a great love of work and of life. We owe him much, and will miss him."