Rick Wagoner

Lutz on the Aztek: Blame GM culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014
It's always assumed that Bob Lutz got his job as GM's product czar in 2001, coming out of retirement at age 69, because of the spectacular failure of the Pontiac Aztek....
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What the report says about the role, knowledge of GM's top executives, board

8:21 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
The Valukas report goes into great detail about the roles played by senior GM executives, and the company's board, in the years leading up to the ignition switch recalls. A summary of the report:...
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5 YEARS LATER

Inside GM's path to survival

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Five years ago this week, General Motors Corp. -- long a symbol of America's industrial might -- sought bankruptcy protection. Work on what would become the bankruptcy road map began within GM before outgoing President George W. Bush kept the automaker alive with a first round of U.S. rescue loans, contends Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners, a corporate turnaround specialist with long ties to GM....
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EDITORIAL

Thanks for the look at Wagoner's legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
In response to "A look back at the Wagoner legacy" (March 31), I appreciate Automotive News' perspective on Rick Wagoner and his legacy at General Motors....
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JAMIE LAREAU

Rick Wagoner: Amiable introvert in extrovert's job

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
General Motors' former CEO Rick Wagoner was undoubtedly the Sisyphus of the auto industry....
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A look back at the Wagoner legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Rick Wagoner's forced departure from General Motors five years ago this week took some getting used to. He had been at or near the pinnacle of power at GM for 17 years. For eight years he was the company's CEO. Then, suddenly, it was over....
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DAVE GUILFORD

An alpha exec hemmed in by GM's massive troubles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Sometime in the prior decade I was part of a bleary-eyed band of journalists arriving in Tokyo during a General Motors press trip....
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CHARLES CHILD

Cheesey key told a sad story

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
What I recall about the Rick Wagoner years boils down to a key....
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2009 Timeline: March massacre

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
A timeline of the events that made up the industry collapse...
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FIVE YEARS LATER

A slightly different take on GM's discredited CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
For nearly 17 years Richard Wagoner was either in command and control at GM or else part of a tiny klatch of executives running the company. Not since Alfred Sloan had one executive held so much power for so long at GM....
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How the new GM was born: Alix's version

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Ousted General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner is cast in a sympathetic light in corporate turnaround specialist Jay Alix's breathless first-person account in Forbes of how the plan to restructure GM took shape in 2008 and 2009....
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