Steve Girsky

GM sticks to plan for all-new model at Opel's Ruesselsheim plant

Jan. 27, 2014 13:22 CET
GM is sticking to plans for its Opel unit to build an all-new vehicle at the brand's main plant in Germany as part of an effort to restore earnings in Europe, CEO Mary Barra said....
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Barra's compensation to total up to $4.4 million in 2014, GM says

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Mary Barra, General Motors' new chief executive, will be paid up to $4.4 million in cash and stock compensation this year, GM disclosed in a federal filing on Friday. The pay package for Barra does not include what she and other executives will receive under the company's long-term compensation plan, which is subject to shareholder approval in June. GM will disclose details of that plan in April....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Quips and jibes that caught our attention....
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SPECIAL REPORT

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the company's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future....
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SPECIAL REPORT

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

Dec. 20, 2013 14:33 CET
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the U.S. carmaker's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future....
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The unchosen few

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
It didn't take long for the horse race whispers to start after the Sept. 1, 2010, arrival of GM CEO Dan Akerson. He was 61 and, by his own admission, was appointed as a "transition CEO." Mary Barra, then human resources chief, vaulted into the conversation in January 2011, when Akerson put her in charge of product development. She emerged as a serious contender amid a transformation of GM's lineup, culminating in her appointment last week as the next CEO....
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Might the GM shuffle have ripples at Chrysler-Fiat?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Big management shake-ups at big companies yield winners and losers, and the losers can become candidates for top jobs at other automakers. So after last week's changes at General Motors, players in the Fantasy CEO Succession League have some new executives on which to speculate and place bets....
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THE BARRA ERA

GM's grueling comeback sets the stage for new CEO to think big

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2013
In a 24-hour span this week, GM slammed the lid on a five-year chapter that will forever be defined by bankruptcy, bailout and caretaker management. Now Mary Barra, the first woman to lead a global automaker, inherits a company untethered from government ownership, with a rock-solid balance sheet, a clearer European strategy and a vehicle-development enterprise that's cranking out plenty of hits....
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GM to drop Chevrolet in Europe to focus on Opel

Dec. 5, 2013 09:21 CET
GM will drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015. The move is the latest effort by GM to turn around its European operations and focus its resources on reviving the Opel brand....
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GM CEO Akerson could exit in 2014; no formal search yet, Reuters says

Nov. 14, 2013 10:33 CET
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson could step down as early as next year though he has not formally notified the board of his plans and an official search for his successor has not yet begun, people close to the matter told Reuters....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

GM may develop future Opel vehicles on its own in Europe

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2013
GM's ability to reverse years of losses in Europe is coming down to products, not partners. The company appears to be gaining confidence that it doesn't need the help of France's PSA Peugeot Citroen or any other partner to stem more than $18 billion in European losses over the past 13 years....
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Goliath GM takes a close look at the auto industry's David, Tesla

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
In Wall Street's retelling of the biblical Book of Samuel, GM is Goliath and electric car maker Tesla is David, the would-be giant slayer. Faced with this prospect, GM CEO Dan Akerson and Vice Chairman Steve Girsky assembled an internal task force to study Tesla's playbook, test-drive its best-selling Model S and figure out what lessons might be applied....
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GM 'not worried' about possible China stake in PSA, Girsky says

Sept. 28, 2013 06:01 CET
GM's partnership with PSA would survive even if China's Dongfeng Motor takes a stake in the French automaker, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky said....
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Possible China partner for Peugeot no worry for GM

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
General Motors, which has been seeking to fix its ailing European operations, believes a crucial partnership in France would survive even if the French partner ties up with China's Dongfeng Motor Group, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky said today....
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Girsky, feeling like a survivor, shares tales of Opel's turmoil

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky is upbeat about the future of Opel, which has kept a steady market share in Europe so far this year after 15 years of falls....
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Growing Buick, Opel ties may yield more U.S. models

5:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Buick customers in the United States and China could see more European design and engineering in an expanded range of new models by 2020, as GM more closely integrates global product development between Buick and its German brand Opel....
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Girsky, feeling like a survivor, shares tales of Opel's turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
At the Frankfurt auto show last week, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky was in an upbeat mood. After 15 straight years of bleeding market share in Europe, Opel's share is holding steady so far this year, albeit in a down market....
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