Daniel Akerson

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....
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GM names Barra as CEO, succeeding Akerson

9:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
General Motors named global product development chief Mary Barra, 51, to succeed Dan Akerson, making her the first female CEO of a global automaker. Akerson, 65, said he sped up his retirement schedule because of his wife's cancer. These and other executive moves take effect January 15....
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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....
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RECAP: GM's executive changes

9:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Here are the executive changes announced by General Motors Tuesday:...
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GM names Barra as CEO, succeeding Akerson

Dec. 10, 2013 15:01 CET
General Motors named global product development chief Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as CEO. Akerson will step down in January. Vice Chairman Steve Girsky will move to an advisory role before leaving in April. Girsky led GM's turnaround plan for its European operations....
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Former Cummins CEO Solso will become GM's nonexecutive chairman

11:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Theodore Solso, who will become nonexecutive chairman of General Motors in January, is a former CEO of engine maker Cummins, an environmental advocate who heads the board of directors at a nonprofit university in Central America, and one of most recent additions to GM's board....
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GM's Akerson: 'We had to right the ship'

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
In the 39 months since Dan Akerson volunteered to be General Motors' CEO during a board meeting, the automaker has earned about $16 billion. Akerson, a former telecommunications executive and Navy lieutenant prone to using maritime metaphors, acknowledged he knew little about cars when he arrived in Detroit. He was appointed to GM's board in July 2009....
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DAVE GUILFORD

GM blazes a new trail with a product expert as CEO

11:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Mary Barra’s appointment as CEO of General Motors is getting national attention because she will be the first female leader of a major United States car company....
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Study: GM, Chrysler bailouts generated 8-to-1 savings

1:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Taxpayers are likely to lose nearly $14 billion on the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, but an analysis released today by the Center for Automotive Research says the intervention should still be seen as a success....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

A missed opportunity for GM, or a fresh start?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Four years ago, General Motors' tumble into Chapter 11 bankruptcy was both a humiliating setback for an American icon and a fresh start that paved the way for a robust recovery. With its decision now to mostly pull Chevrolet out of Europe, GM is hoping for a similar plotline....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo....
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Opel CEO Neumann wants less overlap with Chevrolet in Europe

Nov. 28, 2013 06:15 CET
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann says his automaker and sister brand Chevrolet need to do a better job differentiating from one another in Europe. Neumann's comments come just weeks after GM CEO Dan Akerson said he is frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between the automakers....
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EDITORIAL

Connectivity evolves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Automakers seem reconciled to generating less revenue from vehicle connectivity than they once expected, and that's probably for the best....
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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....
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GM chief says Cadillac's old couchlike ride is a goner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the recently launched, redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is in "another postal code versus our old CTS."...
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GM expects market share to grow steadily

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson predicts that GM will gain U.S. market share in 2014 as a slew of new and redesigned vehicles hit the market....
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DAN AKERSON, CEO, GENERAL MOTORS

Strong product is vital to balancing pricing, share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
CEO Dan Akerson, 65, believes this product momentum will boost GM's U.S. market share, which is now just over 18 percent....
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Akerson: 4G has gee-whiz factor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson was blown away by a recent test drive in a GM prototype. It wasn't the torque or the ride or the handling. It was the high-speed wireless Internet coursing through the car's cabin....
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Akerson: Opel-Chevrolet overlap in Europe is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

Nov. 15, 2013 22:45 CET
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Opel and Chevrolet brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region....
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Akerson: Chevy-Opel overlap is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Chevy and Opel brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region....
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MIKE COLIAS

GM expects market share to grow steadily

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
GM CEO Dan Akerson predicts that GM will gain U.S. market share in 2014 as a slew of new and redesigned vehicles hit the market....
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Akerson wants next GM CEO to be risk taker, 'change agent'

Nov. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told Automotive News that his successor should be a "change agent" who can guard against any complacency that could allow the automaker to slip back into bad habits....
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Akerson wants next GM CEO to be risk taker, 'change agent'

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson believes his successor should be a "change agent" who can guard against any complacency that could allow the automaker to slip back into bad habits, he said during an interview this week. "There's no prototypical CEO," Akerson told Automotive News. Akerson, 65, didn't comment on a timetable for his departure....
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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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BMW marketing boss to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Trudy Hardy, BMW of North America’s newly named head of marketing, will take part in a roundtable discussion at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit....
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