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GM Appoints First Female CEO As Mary Barra Replaces Dan Akerson

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GM has named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as CEO, making her the first female CEO in global auto industry.

  • GM SAID TO NAME BARRA AS FIRST FEMALE CEO, SUCCEEDING AKERSON
  • GM'S AKERSON SAID TO STEP DOWN IN JANUARY

More from Bloomberg who broke the news:

General Motors Co. (GM) plans to name Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, making her the first female CEO in the global automotive industry, a person familiar with the effort said.

 

CEO since 2010, Akerson, who turned 65 in October, plans to tell employees today that he will step down in January, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. GM is likely to announce the change publicly today, according to the person. Dave Roman, a GM spokesman, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

And her bio:

Mary Barra was named Senior Vice President, Global Product Development effective February 1, 2011, responsible for the design, engineering, program management and quality of General Motors vehicles around the world. On August 1, 2013, she assumed responsibility for GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization and was named Executive Vice President, Global Product Development & Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. She is a member of the GM Executive Operations Committee and serves on the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board.

Barra had previously been Vice President, Global Human Resources.

She has also served as GM Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering; Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; Executive Director of Competitive Operations Engineering; and has held several engineering and staff positions.
 
In 1990, Barra graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after receiving a GM fellowship in 1988.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.

She serves on the General Dynamics and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Board of Directors.  Barra is also a member of the Kettering University Board of Trustees and is GM’s Key Executive for Stanford University and University of California-Berkeley.

Barra is married with two children and was born December 24, 1961.

 


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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 09:57 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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MARY, MARY......why ya buggin?

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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For those inquiring minds:

  • G. Richard Wagoner, Jr. -- June 1, 2000 - March 30, 2009
  • Frederick A. "Fritz" Henderson -- March 30, 2009 - December 1, 2009[57]
  • Edward ("Ed") Whitacre, Jr. -- December 1, 2009 – September 1, 2010[58]
  • Dan Akerson -- September 1, 2010 – present[59]
  • Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:12 | Link to Comment somecallmetimmah
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    *WHEW!*

    NOW it's safe to buy a GM...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment negative rates
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    I bet she never changed an oil filter.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment g speed
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    I wouldn't say that--sometimes engineers get their hands dirty.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment negative rates
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    Granted, just not when they are women.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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    where's the oil filter?

    .....?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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    Maybe she can improve GM cars' interiors.

    Currently, GM produces mediocre cars with really ugly cheap-looking interiors.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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    How about a contest whereby the winner picks the date closest to the date Mary Barra steps down from the GM CEO position?

    My guess: May 17, 2014

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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    correction loki, if i may......whats an oil filter?

    fixed it for you

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:21 | Link to Comment knukles
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    Well, sure I changed an oil filter.  It's right between the chrome muffler bearings and OnStar button.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment sunnyside
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    First we need to know the key dates to her golden parachute.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment aVileRat
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    So.... looking at her CV, sex aside:

    - Pontiac: Discontinued

    - Opal: Discontinued.

    - Caddy CTS, after trailing the Audi & BMW the lineup was pulled back.

    - Aztek. Her first project.

    - Trailing truck sales. Champion in following the best of the 1970's margin pumping by cheap interior quality & overpriced replacement parts.

    - Inventory overbuilding & overhiring is a key point of current UAW round.

    Positives

    - Corvette & Silverado revamps.

    - Chevelle prototype vs the 300M (3.0).

    - UAW likes her.

    Summary if we were going 'by the numbers': Weak operations record that can be handwaved away via the restructuring & goodwill charges. Mary is no Lee. Until GM has a 'and one more thing' that wow's similar to the  K-car/MiniVan platform revolution this is just a PR puff. GM is cheap on 'value', but by no means is this a 'quality' story.

    Fully expect her first quarter to highlight the massive dip in margins.

     

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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    They have that overhang of reputation damage for taking the bailout.  She can't fix that.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:38 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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    What does Jodie Foster know about cars?

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na1Z5dus2LQ

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 04:51 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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    Went from a Caddy SUV to a Grand Cherokee. 1/3 less, way way better ride, fit and finish. Caddy interior was junk, navigation program was soviet quality.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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    Interesting....the skill set for CEO (or engineer) is the same as for the guys on the floor at Jiffy Lube.

     

    /s

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Fredo Corleone
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    Come on, Mary. What's with the perpetual pant suit ? Not a single photo in a tailored business skirt. 

    If you want to sell Silverados, Camaros, and the new generation Corvette, get some fashion tips from Danica Patrick.

    http://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/620x350/...

    http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2009/09/27/previews/Danica%20Patric...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment mkkby
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    Electrical engineers are smart... but I'd still bet she can't drive a stick.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Larry Dallas
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    When was the last time we had a successful woman CEO?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment rpboxster
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    I bet she has.  Everyone I knew from Kettering was a car nut.  I hope she succeeds.  

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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    I can change a tire! Funny though, every time I get a flat ( pretty often) no sooner than I get the jack out some guy pulls over and wants to do it. Of course, I am gracious and allow them the pleasure. I call Mr M and say I'm going to be late. He responds " aren't you glad I showed you how to change a flat?" It's sure fun being so liberated.

    Miffed;-)

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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    Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Mary Barra, Oprah...etc...

    .

    Just flip everything on its head and screw the natural balance of what defines genders and roles...you know, to benefit mankind....err, personkind.

    .

    UFC is focusing more then ever on women fighting. Next major war you will see women on the frontline.

    Dont make babies - rule the world and fight instead!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment john39
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    destroying natural family structures.... its how the NWO rolls:

    http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/if-someone-wanted-to-destroy-america-on-purpose/

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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    BTW, I dont mean any disrespect to women. I love women. I just know that they are getting screwed up/over with that feminist power agenda shit...like porn fucks us men over.

    .

    K, carry on...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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    Men turn to porn when they don't have access to passionate, sexy women who love and care for them. I asked my man why porn wasn't a part of his life. He said a picture pales in comparison to a vibrant lusty woman in the flesh. Porn and booze is the life of a lonely man. Truly I am blessed and appreciate what I have!

    Miffed;-)

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment The Third Man
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    You don't know how badly this man wants to say, "WRONG!", but sadly my experience so far says otherwise.

    Guys want 2 things: Respect & SEX. So why is it so difficult to get either?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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    I just want to be held by Taylor Darden...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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    Unfortunately respect cannot bestowed on another. It must be earned. But I will admit I have seen quite a few men deserved of respect be treated like jack shit by their women. They have my sympathy.

    Being lauded as a female in any high profile leadership position seems to be quite the plat du jour now. What difference does it make anyway? People should be judged on their results and performance not genitalia.

    Miffed;-)

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment glenlloyd
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    GM's going through CEO's just about as fast as BOJ goes through governors....

    In the end GM will not survive because GM didn't learn anything.

    The tax payers are 13 billion poorer for the GM debacle that never should have been.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:18 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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    A Non-lesbo woman? How did that happen

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment Blano
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    Don't give up yet......it just says "married," not "married to a guy."

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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    Hey, don’t knock it. As long as i can stay home and watch Duck Dynasty reruns and Dancing with the Idols while she brings home ‘the bacon’ I’m ok with it.

    Plus, I like seeing "The Old Boys Club" tilted a little.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Blano
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    Your thinking, wise it is, young Jedi.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:28 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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    "Plus, I like seeing "The Old Boys Club" tilted a little."

     

    So we can assume you were happy with the election of the anti-American, homosexual, racist Kenyan?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment edotabin
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    No.. she's married to her job!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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    The kiss of death for any political or economic organization.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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    So that's what happened to the Crown hegemony?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment somecallmetimmah
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    Ain't ya' heard?  They're too big to flail!

    Prebudebt B'damba's got their "6".

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Who Laughed
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    Send them in when everything is turning to shit and make them take the bullet. We did it in Australia with our PM

    If the treasury has had time to get out then the "kiss of death" was delivered long ago

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-09/treasury-out-gm-105-billion-loss-claims-768-roi 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:00 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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    Yellen, Barra, they are setting the ladies up to take the fall!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment toady
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    Scapegoat city. Throw 'greedy banksters' and 'nigger president' on the pile and you'll have the history book chapter on how the US collapsed.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:14 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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    Better add tens of millions of unthinking Caucasians who succumbed to decades of white guilt propaganda from the Communist media, in twice electing the utterly unaccomplished, off the charts radical, Affirmative Action RaceMarxist.

     

    Actually, it is not entirely their fault.  We are all literally submersed in a sea of politically correct, non-judgmental, historically vacuous, Media and "entertainment" horseshit.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:33 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    That's what sucks about the truth, isn't it?  The fact that it's true!

    Delusion only keeps the feather in the air for so long.  After so much blowing, it simply has to start sucking soon!

    And it will Suck.

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:48 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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    My thought too.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Gert_B_Frobe
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    Setting the stage so the Hillary choice won't look as bad.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:01 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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    A woman driver? Seriously?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:02 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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    Vagina Motors..........

     

    Say buh bye...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment kralizec
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    ObamaMotors/VaginaMotors...what difference does it make?!

    Fuck 'em anyhow...never buy bailout buggies!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:04 | Link to Comment quasimodo
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    Oh boy, I can only imagine the comments section today on this one lol.

    Don't even get me started

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment Iocosus
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    She should be in the kitchen making me a sandwich.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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    <She should be in the kitchen making me a sandwich.....Barefoot.>

    There, fixed it.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment edotabin
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    How about in a French maid uniform in seamed stockings and hgh heels ?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:04 | Link to Comment B2u
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    Does this mean GM is going to file for bankruptcy again?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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    If you want to wreck your car (company), let a woman drive it.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:09 | Link to Comment kurzdump
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    Female CEOs usually have fewer problems to keep their dicks in their pants.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:31 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    Problems you say?

    How many women have you worked for?  If I split all my direct supervisors by gender, far, far more of the fuckups were by split-tails who thought that raging pms was the elixir of leadership.  And most (not all) of the women got brittle and shattered on the first impact.

    The pole smokers are twice as bad.  Self propelled dramas that Lifetime Movie Channel wishes they could write.  And the butch's...

    Give me some balding fat ass guy to work for any day, you can keep your harpies and testosterone challenged limp wrists.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:35 | Link to Comment Blano
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    Quit sugar coating your perspective, please.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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    Bravo.

     

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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    I'm sure it's strictly because she is the most qualified. Not that it matters, it doesn't take a genius to keep running this pig into the ground.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:12 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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    Swish!!!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment Blano
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    LOL

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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    Woah, woah, woah there bud.  You do not understand the kind of rigorous training it takes to approve shitty designs while being able to spot the good ones to reject.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Froman
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    Isn't it just like selecting candidates for job interviews? That is where her Human Resources background and experience will come in handy running a union owned car company.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment falak pema
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    She has that Edsel look in her eyes! 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:17 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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    I'd still slip her the salami.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:14 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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    Hey, at least she has a REAL degree; a BS in EE.

     

    Unlike some of the consummately useless Ivy Leaguers who get promoted in government based solely on their school colors, tribe ....ahem....membership, and embrace of Collectivism.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:53 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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    WTF, Ed Whitacre was major GQ material!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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    Yeah, how could I forget that embracing perversion, being fodder for perverts, or an actual pervert yourself, also puts one on the glide path for advancement in government, and for that matter, largely useless, academia.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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    5 days 17 hours, MAN PW you're a quick study. My guess is PW has another meaning where you're concerned.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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    Holden is about to close in Australia.

    They always send a perfumed assassin.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:18 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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    I didn't know that... about Holden that is...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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    They may yet get the gov to completely subsidise the union shmucks that make up the Aussie car industry, but it's looking less and less likely.

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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    Not surprising as all Holden's were rebranded Pontiacs here in the US.  Shame as Holden was the reason for the G8 here in the States.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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    They've made some good cars, some of them even recently.

    But if it's going to cost taxpayers 10 grand or more per job, the unions can go fuck a monaro.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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    Bring back Fritz !!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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    I'd tap that provided I didn't have to drive a volt afterwards.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:19 | Link to Comment youngman
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    I can't imagine the names of the new cars from a female president.....they will be feminine for sure...and all pink too....breast cancery like....no more muscle cars..metrosexual cars now

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment negative rates
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    I think i'll just stick to walkin, it's what I do best.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Conax
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    Tomorrow is the unveiling of the new, 2014 Astrogen DeVille.  It comes complete with nerf bumpers, a 60 HP VaginaFire V4, a breakaway fuel-filler pipe, a changing station in the back seat, and available in any color you want as long as its pink.

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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    Was this why Bass was so hot to get into the auto market?!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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    What a mistake.

    I'm sure her first order of business is to find out why GM cars need their headlight fluid changed every 2000 miles like her mechanic tells her.

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment quasimodo
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    Reminds me of the story of a female mechanic that was convinced by her co workers that a certain make she was working on needed a new muffler belt. She looked for two hours for that belt, never did find it and then proceeded to chew the service mgr's ass when she was told that said part does not exist.

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment beavertails
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    Probably the best move GM ever made, she can't do worst than the old boys club before her.  At least the colours of the cars would be better.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:43 | Link to Comment g speed
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    There are some very savy fast ladies on the race track in some very hard to drive cars and bikes. A lot of ladies show much  fortitude and good common sense when it comes to automotive stuff. Not every company is HP. I'd take a wait and see posture on this CEO. Just sayin.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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    Was the reference to HP in regards to the bird dog on point or Whitman?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment quasimodo
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    So you are referring to Danica then? 

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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    Forever known as Obama Motors. It's a token appointment since China is now the largest market and manufacturer for GM.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:53 | Link to Comment Calculus99
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    Cue more slushy articles about women CEOs, sprinkel in the words 'inspire' and 'empower' and the MSM have got 101 articles/news clips to publish.

    Look into her background though (I haven't) and I'm sure you'll find she's Ivy league, basically destined for the top somewhere if she kept her nose clean on the corporate ladder.

    Wow, a women with the best education and chances in life makes it to be a Fortune 500 CEO. Who would have though it was possible?

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment Spungo
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    She's cute and smart but GM is still going to crash into a brick wall.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:18 | Link to Comment fallout11
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    ....again. For like the 4th time in 40 years ("On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors").

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:11 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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    It's a new trend to let women take control and take the heat when TSHTF.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:22 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    Hey, who burned the bras?  Those bitches.

    Sometimes you get what you fucking asked for.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    SHOW US YOUR TITS

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:27 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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    ... while barefoot in the kitchen.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:38 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    ROFL you are my sort of S.O.B! 

    When a paper cut just isn't quite enough, add some hot sauce!

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:32 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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    Yeah, but can she type?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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    Like Obama she is protected and won't be questioned or EVER held accountable for ANYTHING. A perfect setup for GM failure. Same as YELLEN. Do you see a trend here?                       chirp.....

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:53 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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    Indeed.. the same "trend" that Hugh Hendry speaks of.... the trend for the Fabian thievin' fuckwits to throw moar politically correct flotsam in front anyone that calls them out behind their thin curtain of deceit and theft.

    Obama was the first, but now that he has completely fecked up, ... no more minority males.... no moar Franklin Raines....now it has to be a female, preferably with a UC Berkeley or a Stanford degree.

    Rust never sleeps with these fuckers.  

     

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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    Amount of misogyny on this post is pretty appalling.  Alot of posters on here who owe alimony payments and for more than one wife?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment Blano
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    Might wanna turn your sarcasm meter on.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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    Funny I don't see a lot of irony to mock her position as CEO.  Just a lot of crass comments. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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    Funny I don't see a lot of irony to mock her position as CEO.  Just a lot of crass comments. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment edifice
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    Marriage?  Unless you're a family man, who the hell does that anymore?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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    I am not (very) sexually attracted to her.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment QQQBall
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    GM? I'm boycotting GM. If you wanna make the gov't think twice about bailouts - do not buy the shit from companies they support. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment atomicwasted
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    It's far better for GM to have a CEO that came out of engineering than one that came out of sales.  I've worked enough places to categorize CEOs into three buckets: sales, finance and engineering.  The engineering ones are good because they focus on the product, although the downside is they don't spend as much effort pushing sales.  Sales guys are the worst because they think they can manage every operation of a company like you'd manage a sales force - "sell $X this month or you're fired!"  Finance guys (CFO types) are usually the best because they have a balanced view of sales vs. product.  

    She's probably one of the better candidates GM could have picked.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment conspicio
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    And isn't it amazing that this woman has no baggage? Global head of HR and not one controversial decision? All that time in the assembly process and not one run in with the unions? Not one co-worker who can point a finger at something?

    No matter where she comes from, over the past many years around the company and particularly the few years she has been whispered as potential CEO, she has always seemed to be an enigma. Or more accurately, an enigma with no baggage, a family, and serves lemonade in an apron. Something is off on this one.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:39 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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    Dateline January 2, 2014: "You can buy any GM car you want, as long as it's a pink Chevy Volt." 

    After all, she has a degree in electrical engineering, doesn't she?

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Towgunner
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    Isn't this the same GM that had to be nationalized a few years ago? The same GM that has been in and out of bankruptcy over and over again? The same GM that makes a crappy product? So, here we go again, with a bunch of embellished nonesense about a woman CEO. Really? Nice company. Sort of like janet yellen taking over another fraud and terminally ill system aka the us economy and banking system. There is no downside here, if "she" messes up, like aways, chances are the government will come in and save the day yet again. And consistent with the upside down new normal, this underperformance will be twisted as success, after all, current speach-code prevents any and all criticism towards females. Likewise, yellen can continually fail to truly fix our problems because the printing machine will save her - of course, we all know that's not true. Invariably, someone will say that I can't handle strong independent women. No, I can handle women just fine. What I can't stand (not so much handle) is the artifical elevation of women or any "more than equal" people who claim superior strength by saying they're a victim. So you go girl, GM stands for government motors, and we know how much feminism has been co-opted by the government. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment conspicio
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    If I had to guess, Barra will slowly continue to wind down US production while strengthening the global growth with the full support and backing of the US government. Those dumbasses working in Michigan still don't realize that less than 30% (and shrinking) of global production for their company is in the US. If they did, they'd strike today. Mary will find cheaper (non union) labor elsewhere. So the labor unions can fuck off and die a slow twisted death while Mary coddles up to the Chicoms as that is the odd future of this company. I'll bet Mary gets the OK to sell Opel outright after that failure in government financing. And of course, Mary was front and center to the GM China 1.0 expansion and is now at the helm for 2.0 to complete the jobs transfer. General Secretary (Chairman) Xi Jinping will be most pleased with Mary's pro-communist growth support! Oh, and the US business lackeys still buying GM as an "American" brand can suck it...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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    Yup.  GM is tying is future to China and to a lesser degree Brazil. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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    this lady started off working in a Pontiac plant at the age of 19... her father was a tool die maker for Pontiac for 38 years... I can guarantee you that all the misogyny being flung about in this thread today is nothing she hasn't heard already several times over... this is the engineering manager at GM that gave us the Cadillac CTS-V for chrissakes and you fucking yard apes are giving her a rough time... "can she change the oil" give me a fucking break... she'd make the flaccid shade tree "mechanics" on this thread look like a bunch of sissies... most of you should just stfu and head to the kitchen to make her a goddamned sandwich yourselves...

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:19 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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    Don't go getting your "Van Dyke" crooked, oh Shining Armoured Sweater Vest Champion, Shrill and Forceful speaking Defender of the fairer Sex. 

    These past 5 years have been a boom time for you, haven't they?  I mean come on, narrow shouldered little frodo baggins looking guys like you used to have to perform folk music to get smelly hippy chicks, it was fucking lean pickings man!  After that, you had to go proto-goth, listen to Depeche Mode or late The Cure and hope the bi-curious fat goth chicks would drink enough Boones Farm to want to walk the other side of the line.

    Now all you have to do is parrot the Gyrl Power litanies, and you get a swing at the professional types at the office Holiday Celebration. 

    When they're half spiked on egg nog.

    Because there are no real men there.

    And just in case your're not a beta male, but some bitch with the fuse lit on your tampon, guess what?  We have unlimited faith in your ability to fuck up a one car funeral.  When the dust clears it will be us, those hated men, stacking the fucking bricks back up into some semblance of order.

    You are Most Welcome.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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    You're an idiot... you're also a fucking coward.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:27 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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    No kidding, and most of the yard apes couldn't solve a differential equation (let alone know what one is) if their lives depended on it.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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    Easy, easy... All men are pigs, some hide it better than others....

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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    No they aren't.  Undersexed, quite possibly.  Pigs, no. 

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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    que up Ellen degen and elton to be thier spoke persons - pink trucks and tongue in gruve wheel covers.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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    Get ready for the second GM BK.

    Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:51 | Link to Comment TalkToLind
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    I can see it so clearly:   GM tanks Dick and Jane style with the stock falling to zero whilst the new CEO is live on CNBC.  

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