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.
General Motors Co., which plans to introduce about 20 new vehicles in the U.S. this year, will invest $1.5 billion in North America factories in 2013, Mark Reuss, the company’s regional president, said yesterday.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, under fire for the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company’s cars as safe as they are fun to drive.