General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra faced a sometimes hostile House subcommittee who grilled her for almost three hours on the slow recall of faulty ignition switches and whether GM’s culture can change.
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech, commissions are organized and institutional reviews are conducted. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra faced intensive questioning from a House subcommittee over the slow recall of defective ignition switches, with lawmakers cutting off her answers and asking whether she can truly change the company’s culture.
General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles in events leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with potentially defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, said two people familiar with the matter.
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