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Results from an internal investigation looking into the untimely ignition switch recall at GM have been released, finding that incompetence and misdiagnosis, not a conspiracy, were the root causes.
General Motors is making some large internal changes that it claims are not related to its current recall crisis.
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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.
Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.
Soon-to-retire General Motors CEO Dan Akerson maintains that the U.S. government’s choice to bail out the Detroit giant saved money despite losses after the Treasury Department offloaded its remaining shares.
Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors, is more than a little upset that workers seem to be disloyal to their employer, something he made clear during an employee meeting and conference call on Thursday.
According to current GM CEO Dan Akerson, Mary Barra (pictured above), the global product development chief at GM may succeed him, and would become the first female CEO of General Motors.
Akerson was brought into the company as it was emerging from bankruptcy, and was charged with the difficult task of putting the numbers back in the black. Now that the forecast is looking less dismal at GM, it seems a new CEO may be looming. Another factor is surely that Dan Akerson is 63 years old, and may be considering retirement soon.
While there are quite a few females in the automotive industry, the top ranks have been historically male, but now GM is trying to change this. ”Four of 12 of our directors are women, one of our women runs Europe and some of our biggest plants are run by women,” Akerson said.
[Source: Automotive News]