Joel Manby, Fmr Saab USA CEO On CBS "Undercover Boss"

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by in 2010-2019

Saab History has learned that Joel Manby, Saab Cars USA, Inc’s former President & CEO (1996-2000) that I interviewed back in December of 2008, will be on an episode of the new CBS series “Undercover Boss” here in the United States on Sunday, March 28th.

The program should be available online at CBS and perhaps other sites as well for those unable to watch the program in the United States.

Here is the press release below:

Hi friends and family,

Some of you know this, and some of you don’t know, until now…

Joel, as CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, is a “boss” who goes undercover on an episode of Undercover Boss.  His episode will air Sunday, March 28th at 9pm.  CBS filmed Joel last October and we’ve been waiting for his episode to air.  We haven’t seen it and won’t until it airs.  🙂

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Press Release:

CBS ANNOUNCES FOUR MORE COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST SEASON OF “UNDERCOVER BOSS”

CBS announced today the four remaining companies who are participating in the first season of UNDERCOVER BOSS. The series airs Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The remaining Season One companies are:

* Roto-Rooter (Rick L. Arquilla, President and COO): The largest plumbing provider in North America

* 1-800-Flowers (Chris McCann, President): One of the world’s largest florists

* GSI Commerce (Michael G. Rubin, Chairman, President and CEO): The e-commerce giant behind numerous top U.S. retailers

* Herschend Family Entertainment (Joel Manby, President and CEO): A leader in the world of family theme parks and attractions

The air schedule for upcoming episodes of UNDERCOVER BOSS follows:

* Sunday, March 14: Churchill Downs (Bill Carstanjen, COO)

* Sunday, March 21: GSI Commerce (Michael G. Rubin, Chairman, President and
CEO)

* Sunday, March 28: Herschend Family Entertainment (Joel Manby, Pres and
CEO)

*Airdates for the two additional episodes will be announced at a later date.

Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

The companies whose chief executives have already made the undercover journey during the first season are Waste Management (Larry O’Donnell, President and C.O.O.), Hooters (Coby G. Brooks, President and C.E.O.), 7-Eleven (Joseph M. DePinto, President and C.E.O.) and White Castle (Dave Rife, Owner/Executive Board Member). This week’s episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS
(Sunday, March 14) follows the COO of the world famous horse racing company Churchill Downs, Bill Carstanjen, as he travels to the backstretch of his company where he will walk, wash and feed the massive thoroughbreds and discover what life is like for the cleaning crew after hours.

UNDERCOVER BOSS is the number one new series of the 2009-2010 season, averaging 18.74 million viewers, 8.0/17 in adults 25-54 and 7.1/17 in adults
18-49.

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