General Motors Co. named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, completing the GM insider’s rise from a factory-floor worker to the industry’s first female CEO after more than a century of global automaking.
As the top lieutenant to Renault SA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, Carlos Tavares admits he’s unlikely to succeed his boss, who’s just 59. So he wants to run General Motors Co. or Ford Motor Co. instead.
Cadillac, General Motors Co. ’s luxury brand, is studying seven new model concepts to lure new buyers and build on the fastest sales growth among premium carmakers, two people familiar with the plans said.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is planning a reorganization of the automaker that would move it away from long-entrenched regional authority toward a structure built on global functions, said two people familiar with the planning.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson named human-resources head Mary Barra senior vice president of global product development, going outside the current vehicle team for his new leader on future models.