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.”