Hey, Mr. Kirsch, the market is telling you to resign everyday and get a job more suited to your abilities - like a carnival barker or a used car salesman.
How long will you ignore this message while destroying shareholder value and costing thousands of employees their jobs. 970 employees lost their jobs last year and some claim on this board that they got no severance while you got a $100,000 Pepper Pike Country Club membership and a total compensation of $1.7 million according to the Plain Dealer.
How long are shareholders and employees will have to put up with your bumbling, self-enriching destruction of this company?
Do the honorable thing and resign. You have had your chances and failed speactacularly. Carnival barkers will always be needed. And as a used car salesman, you will be only screwing one customer at a time - not 6000 employees and 4000 shareholders.
Do what's best for America and Cleveland and resign - it will do wonders for your golf at Pepper Pike CC. And wonders for my portfolio. Maybe, Voinovich can nominate you for the Presidentail Medal of Freedom for benifiting 10,000 Americans at great personal expense.
Besides, I will buy the drinks everytime I run into you at the Club. And I will compliment you for your leadership at Ferro.
Sorry, but even to resign and do the honorable thing you need to understand your limitations. Kirsch still thinks he is a genius, even though he has shown to the shareholders, the magnificent Board, and the people of Cleveland, including the members of the multiple golf courses he has joined, at the expense of US the shareholders that he is not up to the task. How much more time the Board needs to see what we are seeing?