Former AT&T boss and 10-month GM CEO Ed Whitacre has a book out about how he saved GM. I've already lampooned that notion, but it's nice to see 'Maximum' Bob Lutz chime in, if only because Lutz was there and because Lutz is a jet-flying, Global Warming-denying madman who always speaks his mind. Lutz, predictably,…
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Everyone involved with the General Motors turnaround seems to think it's important to note that they were the ones who actually saved GM, even though the company is still far from being a model of business success. Today's turn comes from former AT&T CEO and very very interim GM CEO Ed Whitacre in excerpts from his…
General Motors' new CEO Dan Akerson told GM employees today that the automaker will go into "attack mentality" and made a small attack of his own against the Obama administration's economic policies, noting "I vote Republican."
General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre will step down Sept. 1, with GM board member Dan Akerson becoming the fourth GM chief in two years. Whitacre, 68, will stay on as chairman until the end of the year. UPDATE.
We just knew Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the government-appointed chairman of GM, loved the spotlight too much to step down. He will reportedly become the automaker's permanent CEO after holding the position on an interim basis.
On Thursday Silicon Valley Insider reported Apple COO Tim Cook is executive search firm Spencer Stuart's top choice for the open CEO spot at General Motors. Yeah, that'll never happen.
GM today confirmed Buick GMC General Manager Michael D. Richards has quit after just nine days on the job. Although no news on who'll replace him, sources have forwarded us exclusively the following personal farewell e-mail from CEO Ed Whitacre.