Mark Reuss

GM recall becomes case study in how bad news gets to the CEO

6:26 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra faced incredulity from Washington lawmakers over a deadly flaw that by GM's account took more than a dozen years for the boss to hear about. Lawmakers asked Barra, head of the country's biggest automaker, why it took until 2014 for GM to recall some 2.6 million vehicles with a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths, when people inside the company had known about the flaw as early as 2001.... Read More »


U.S. Senators probing GM raise prospect of criminal wrongdoing

April 3, 2014 06:01 CET
A U.S. Senate panel raised the prospect of criminal prosecution and promised more hearings over General Motors' failure to fix a defective ignition switch.... Read More »



Senators probing GM raise prospect of criminal wrongdoing

11:27 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
A Senate panel today raised the prospect of criminal prosecution and promised more hearings over General Motors' failure to fix a defective ignition switch, as GM CEO Mary Barra withstood a scolding from lawmakers flummoxed by a lack of answers.... Read More »


GM: More work to do on safety turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
In the wake of last month's recall of 1.6 million 2003-07 small cars, General Motors seemed determined to insulate itself from the fallout by characterizing the delayed response as symptomatic of the old GM's problems.... Read More »


GM's Barra says she'll likely testify before Congress; internal inquiry could last months

10:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that she's likely to testify personally before congressional committees looking into GM's handling of an ignition-switch problem that has been linked to 12 deaths, and said the company's own investigation could take a few months.... Read More »


GM readying aluminum body trucks by late 2018, report says

9:10 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
General Motors is working towards a largely aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, under pressure from federal fuel efficiency standards, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.... Read More »



GMC may get one of its own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
GMC's lineup is in the midst of a major overhaul, including the Canyon mid-sized pickup unveiled here last week.... Read More »



Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global chief Bob Ferguson vows.... Read More »



GM's Reuss: 'I want to get my hands on' Ford's new pickup

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Hordes of auto show goers will be lining up over the next few weeks to paw over the 2015 F-150 pickup that Ford unveiled here Monday. Among them: General Motors incoming product chief Mark Reuss.... Read More »



GM's caravan for 'the big nasty'

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
As if it's not hard enough to make sure an auto show press conference goes off without a hitch, General Motors decided to add freeway traffic to the equation as it unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 today.... Read More »


Canyon using Sierra's styling to woo conquests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
If the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup looks a bit like a little brother to the larger Sierra full-sized pickup, that's by design.... Read More »


GM to invest $1.3 billion in 5 assembly, powertrain plants

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
General Motors plans to invest $1.3 billion upgrading two Michigan assembly plants and three powertrain plants, including retooling for a new 10-speed transmission.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


Briton Batey to head GM's most profitable region

Dec. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
GM has given responsibility for its most profitable region -- North America -- to Alan Batey, a hard-charging 50-year-old Briton who has zoomed through the automaker's executive sales ranks over the past four years.... Read More »


Reuss hands key North America reins to Batey

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Today's shake-up in GM's executive ranks gives responsibility for GM's most profitable region -- North America -- to Alan Batey, a hard-charging Briton who has been the face of GM to most of its U.S. dealers during the company's climb back from bankruptcy. Batey, 50, zoomed through GM's executive sales ranks over the past four years, before being named in June to a newly created position as head of global Chevrolet. He also remained head of U.S. sales for Chevy, Buick and GMC.... Read More »


Might a big coupe spice up Cadillac soup?

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
If one General Motors executive has his way, a big coupe, like the Elmiraj, could be coming to the Cadillac lineup.... Read More »


Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said he would like to add a pocket-rocket version of the Sonic to Chevrolet's lineup. "Yeah, I'd love to do that," he said on the sidelines of the auto show here last week. "We've got the ride-and-handling vehicle dynamics for it."... Read More »


2013 L.A. Auto Show

GM considers all-terrain Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant.... Read More »


Akerson: Buick could probably use a flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
GM executives have been dropping some provocative hints lately about possible plans for a future Buick flagship.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


Reuss closes the book on Facebook

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Mark Reuss shut down his Facebook account last week after a tart reply to a Web site that wrote dismissively about General Motors' shrinking U.S. market share. But GM's top executive for North America hasn't sworn off social media altogether. He also engaged last week in a friendly (we think) exchange with Chrysler's Ralph Gilles on Twitter.... Read More »


Reuss defends GM on Facebook, then deactivates account

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Mark Reuss, GM's top executive for North America, deactivated his Facebook account on Monday after he responded to a Web site that wrote dismissively about the company's shrinking U.S. auto market share.... Read More »


GM: We'll hit goal on minorities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
General Motors is on track toward its goal of awarding dealerships to 25 African-Americans and other minorities by year end, said Eric Peterson, GM's new U.S. vice president of diversity dealer relations.... Read More »


Reuss: A more diverse GM reflects America, changes automaker's culture

11:23 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
The recession and General Motors' bankruptcy filing gave the automaker an inadvertent but timely opportunity to restructure itself to better reflect the country's diverse and changing population, said Mark Reuss, GM's president of North America.... Read More »


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