General Motors has a new president. And his name will likely be familiar. Itís Mark Ruess (pictured above unveiling the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.)
You may recall Ruess is also the guy who wrecked a brand new 2019 Corvette ZR1 in the first turn of the Detroit Gran Prix last June. You can read the story and watch video of the wreck here:http://despreporno.info/GM-Product-Chief-Crashes-2019-Corvette-ZR1-Pace-Car-On-Lap-1/a/437
In spite of his poor driving record, General Motors recently announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. He currently leads the Global Product Group and Cadillac and will now assume responsibility for the Quality organization.
ďMarkís global operational experience, deep product knowledge and strong leadership will serve us well as we continue to strengthen our current business, take advantage of growth opportunities and further define the future of personal mobility,Ē said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. ďMark has played a critical role in leading the development of the companyís award-winning vehicles while transitioning his team to prepare for growing electrification and autonomous technologies.Ē
According to Reuss, ďI am very proud to have spent my entire career at General Motors, and to now take on this new role is truly a great honor. With our current lineup of outstanding cars, trucks and crossovers around the world, Iím looking forward to keeping our momentum going at full speed.Ē
Reuss added responsibilities for Cadillac and global portfolio planning in June 2018. Since then, he has been building an integrated product development and Cadillac organization to support an accelerated product and technology launch cadence and the brandís global growth plans. Cadillac will be introducing a new vehicle every six months through 2021.
Reuss has also been leading the transformation of the companyís global product development workforce and processes to drive world-class levels of engineering in advanced technologies and improve quality and speed to market. He is doubling the resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs in the next two years.
Photo Credit: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet