Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One GM Truck You Might Not Want to Buy

G.M.'s chief Ed Whitacre (right) and some guy named Tiger Woods.

Bill Vlasic of The New York Times writes about new G.M. chief executive Ed Whitacre's recent visit to Flint:
Since taking over, Mr. Whitacre has wasted no time. He has promoted several young executives to senior positions, including naming Mark Reuss, a 46-year-old engineer, as head of North American operations.

Mr. Whitacre has also been meeting with employees at all levels of the company, including spending a day last week at G.M.’s pickup truck plant in Flint, Mich.

He went to Flint in a sweatshirt and jeans, and picked a spot on the assembly line. “I made them let me put a hood on a truck,” he said. “It looked like something I could handle.”

1 comment:

  1. I hope he didn't get written up for not wearing his safty glasses,shoes and gloves.And maybe working out of his classification. He probably just got a verbal....


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