Categories: Management

Ed Whitacre's Odd Moves

Posted by: David Welch on February 23

Is GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre crazy? Or crazy like a fox? His moves this week have raised some eyebrows. First, he names Fritz Henderson, the CEO he...

No Surprise: Whitacre Keeps the Top Job at GM

Posted by: David Welch on January 25

Finally, General Motors found a new CEO to replace Fritz Henderson, who was fired on Dec. 1. To the surprise of no one, it’s Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre....

GM taps Microsoft's Liddell as CFO as the C-suite turns over

Posted by: David Welch on December 21

Maybe it’s not so hard to get talent to move to Detroit and work for General Motors. The auto giant hired erstwhile Microsoft CFO Christopher Liddell, 51, as its...

GM's LaNeve heads to the insurance biz

Posted by: David Welch on October 09

This is a bit of inside baseball. In Detroit circles, when a sales boss leaves a company, it’s big news. To the average reader, not so much. But the...

Hyundai Showing Itself To Be A Brand For The Times

Posted by: David Kiley on February 12

Hyundai Motor America is having as difficult a time as most automakers these days coping with the dramatic drop in demand in autos. But one has to admire how the...

Toyota: Change at the Top Looks Closer

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 09

More news on the possible replacement of Toyota chief Katsuaki Watanabe with Akio Toyoda, grandson of the company's founder. Today's Nikkei newspaper reckons Toyoda's appointment could be decided as early...

Wagoner out? No, not yet.

Posted by: David Welch on August 06

There has been a lot of media speculation about the fate of General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, much of it saying that he is under the...

GM's Labor Woes

Posted by: David Welch on April 18

There’s plenty of murmuring in Detroit that a local strike at a crucial General Motors factory in Lansing, Mich. and threats at two more assembly plants aren’t just about...

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