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.
General Motors Co. replaced the head of its global vehicle engineering unit in a reorganization that includes more than doubling the number of product investigators after a small-car recall linked to at least 13 deaths raised concerns about vehicle safety at the automaker.
When the Daytona 500 starts this weekend with Danica Patrick in the pole position driving her Chevrolet SS, General Motors Co. will be seeking something more than a winner’s trophy: adding a greater sense of urgency to GM.
As Mark Reuss, General Motors Co.’s North America president, entered his first State Fair of Texas yesterday, he could see what GM is up against in a crucial battleground state for full-size pickup sales.