SOLSO: Barra won't participate in probe
To the Editor:
Keith Crain's column regarding General Motors' recall investigation focuses on one of many actions CEO Mary Barra took following the Jan. 31 decision to recall the Chevrolet Cobalt and other models ("Barra should recuse herself from GM investigation," autonews.com, March 14).
Barra immediately directed that there be a full review of the 10 years leading to the recall by a highly respected outside professional, Anton Valukas, chairman of the Jenner & Block law firm and a former U.S. attorney. Barra has commissioned Valukas to do a complete, unvarnished review and to go where the facts take him. I fully expect he will conduct this investigation with the thoroughness and professionalism that have marked his career.
Contrary to Crain's assumption, Barra is not participating in the investigation. Rather, she and the full board will be receiving regular reports on the investigation from Valukas.
I agree with Crain that GM has the right product and the right people to move forward.