A final so long to Jan-Willem Vester

It is with a heavy heart that I report that long-time friend of SaabsUnited, Jan-Willem Vester, has passed away from a rather lengthy illness. Thanks to Peter Backstrom from the Saab Museum for passing the information along via Twitter.
Jan-Willem was a very outgoing, gracious Dutchman that had a true affinity for Saabs. In fact, he drove a Saab 900 convertible nearly identical to the one that I now own. It was fitting that he made his living as a public relations and marketing professional in the Saab USA headquarters in Detroit. Mr. Vester left Saab USA as part of the cuts that were being made right across GM as the crisis in the car industry gathered momentum. Unfortunately, he discovered his illness near that time and spent most of his efforts from then on fighting to beat it.
He will be missed, for he was one of the good guys in the fight to keep Saab what it should be.
Swade’s post at Mr. Vester’s departure from Saab USA is re-printed after the jump.

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