Daniel Akerson

Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs' lawyer

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

Former GM CEOs Rick Wagoner and Dan Akerson are among 96 current and ex-employees that lawyers involved in class-action lawsuits over faulty ignition switches have asked to question under oath from May through October. Neither appeared on a list of 35 scheduled depositions released Thursday by Texas lawyer Bob Hilliard....
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Ex-GM CEO Akerson cautions Apple on trials of making cars

6:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015

Dan Akerson, retired CEO of GM, said Apple should steer clear of the business of making cars, though a push into automobile electronics would be a better move for the iPhone maker....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why GM is re-engineering its 'political punching bag'

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014

GM critics might think the company is wasting money -- a lot of which came from taxpayers who often moonlight as critics of GM -- by continuing to invest in the Volt. But the Volt may be GM’s most successful money-losing car ever....
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Akerson misjudged GM culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Dan Akerson said he knew General Motors' corporate culture was flawed when he took over as CEO in 2010; he just didn't know how much -- until the automaker's delayed ignition switch recall in February....
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THE GM RECALL

Akerson says GM's problems were worse than execs thought

11:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker's delayed ignition switch recall was indicative of a flawed corporate culture that was worse than he and other executives had originally recognized....
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THE GM RECALL

Akerson, Solso deny knowing of GM ignition switch defect

1:45 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

General Motors Chairman Tim Solso and former CEO Dan Akerson said neither they nor current CEO Mary Barra knew about GM's defective ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths....
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THE GM RECALL

Ex-GM boss Akerson: 'I bet my life' Barra was unaware of safety defect

May 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Former GM CEO Dan Akerson says his successor, Mary Barra, didn't know about a deadly safety defect in GM small cars when she took the job in January....
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THE GM RECALL

'I bet my life' that Barra was unaware of safety defect, Akerson says

11:27 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014

Former GM CEO Dan Akerson says in a new published report that his successor, Mary Barra, didn't know about a deadly safety defect in GM small cars when she took the job in January....
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What would Akerson say now about GM safety?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

It's true that during the three full years when Dan Akerson was at the helm at General Motors, the automaker averaged just 1.02 million recalled vehicles globally per year. But GM concedes that many of the recalls now piling up should have been done years ago....
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Sen. Blumenthal wants to quiz former GM CEOs on recalls

4:20 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014

Former General Motors CEOs and other executives should be called to testify to before Congress about the company's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday....
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