Dan Akerson, who became chief executive officer at General Motors Co. in 2010, gives himself a “B” for his performance so far. He has too much work to do to think about retiring for at least another year or two, he said.
The Motor City was the car capital of the world when David Cole graduated from a Detroit high school in 1955 and headed off to college to study auto engineering. Six decades later, the “motor” has mostly moved out, he said.
Mark Reuss remembers the day, 20 years ago, when his father’s career was blindsided. Reuss had a tuxedo hanging in his car to wear that night to a long-planned event honoring his father’s 35-year career at General Motors Corp. when his mother called.