Mary Barra

Barra advises women to accept challenging work assignments

2:04 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra encouraged women to take on new challenges from studying science and math to accepting jobs that are outside of their area of expertise....
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New book details Mary Barra's big break

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

In Road to Power: How GM's Mary Barra Shattered the Glass Ceiling, a new book by Bloomberg reporter Laura Colby, the author suggests that a key person in Barra's career rise was Ken Varisco, her boss in the mid-1990s....
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Barra, other GM execs to be deposed in ignition-switch case

6:19 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is among current and former executives set to be questioned in litigation over ignition-switch defects that led to the recall of millions of vehicles. Lawyers suing GM on behalf of vehicle owners will begin taking sworn depositions on May 6, attorney Bob Hilliard said....
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GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition switches. Now she'll need to contend with the UAW, another constituency looking for a slice of GM's cash pile....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Barra's management style signaled in Wilson negotiations

4:03 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

General Motors' swift, tidy resolution of Harry Wilson's advance on its board and balance sheet has GM CEO Mary Barra's fingerprints all over it. By that, I mean it was handled efficiently and inclusively, without raising the temperature or decibel level in the room, by all accounts....
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Barra, other top GM executives awarded shares as incentive pay

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015

General Motors awarded its top executives with shares in the company as part of a long-term incentive plan, according to company filings with US regulators....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

GM faces investor demand for slice of $25 billion cash hoard

8:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

An investor group demand that General Motors give back more of its $25 billion cash hoard confronts CEO Mary Barra with a challenge to her plans for building the company and rewarding shareholders....
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GM fails to reduce European losses

Feb. 4, 2015 14:16 CET

GM failed to reduce its losses in Europe in the fourth quarter as headwinds in Russia hit its business, but the automaker reiterated its goal of returning its European operations to profit in 2016....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?...
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra: A female CEO shouldn't be a shocker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Mary Barra's first year as General Motors CEO was full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest for her, though, happened at the very beginning: the global media frenzy generated by her appointment as the first female CEO of a major automaker....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VIDEO: Barra on stardom, management style

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain at the 2015 World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra reflects on tumultuous first year as GM CEO

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Mary Barra said she was surprised by the wave of media attention that followed her appointment as the first female chief executive of a major global automaker about a year ago, saying that it reflects a backward view of the automotive industry. And during her tenure as General Motors CEO, Barra acknowledged, she has become “tougher, not meaner.”...
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Chevy Bolt EV production expected in 2017

9:09 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

General Motors today revealed the concept Bolt electric vehicle, a hatchback with a 200-mile range that is headed for production as GM seeks to cement its leadership position in vehicles with plugs....
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GM CEO Barra stands by target to return to profit in Europe in 2016

Jan. 9, 2015 10:23 CET

General Motors stands by its target to return to profit in Europe in 2016, CEO Mary Barra said. Barra's stance contrasts with Ford, which last autumn cut its outlook for Europe due to steeper losses in Russia....
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Barra sees U.S. auto market flattening out, but room for growth

10:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said growth in the US auto market will flatten out this year, although a strong economy and falling gasoline prices should sustain demand....
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Ford CEO Fields predicts self-driving cars on roads in 5 years

6:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields said that an automaker probably will introduce a self-driving vehicle within half a decade, but it won't be his company, which is focusing on less expensive features that assist in driving....
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2014 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

A look back at notable quotes from notable people in 2014....
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2014 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

A look at the people, products and technology that made us take notice in 2014....
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Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

CEO Barra aims to change GM's corporate culture

Dec. 2, 2014 06:15 CET

CEO Mary Barra feels good about how GM handled a major restructuring of its product safety after millions of cars were recalled for an ignition fault. Now her sights are set on a broader cultural change....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 1. This month's edition looks at how German premium automakers plan to profit from plug-in hybrids....
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GM executives help scour social media to spot vehicle flaws

10:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

GM executives and other staff members have taken to social media to find customer complaints and identify quality issues long before they become a crisis....
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GM shuffles top execs for quality, purchasing, powertrain

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

GM said Grace Lieblein will replace Alicia Boler-Davis as head of global quality as the company caps a year of record recalls. Boler-Davis, who has been in charge of quality since July 2013, will retain responsibilities for customer experience and oversee OnStar as well. Lieblein, currently head of purchasing, will be replaced by powertrain chief Steve Kiefer....
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GM getting positive reviews on Wall Street despite record recalls

8:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

If relative value means anything, GM may be the best buy in the auto industry. That, at least, is the consensus of bullish analysts, who are extolling the highest-quality vehicles in decades and operating margins to go with them, even as GM suffers a record recall of cars....
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