Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Motors (GM)
Pro to the question "Should the Big Three Car Manufacturers Be Bailed out by the US Government?"
"The future of the domestic auto business is critical to the health of the U.S. economy. It is a vital engine of economic growth and a foundation of economic stability. It remains a path of upward mobility for millions of American families. For America to compete in the global marketplace in the 21st century, it needs a strong manufacturing base and a vital domestic auto industry...
Short-term government support to bridge the current financial crisis will enable GM to continue as an engine for prosperity and as a creator of vehicles and technologies that America needs. Such assistance will save millions of jobs now, and produce enormous benefits for years to come."
"Why GM Deserves Support," Wall Street Journal, Nov. 19, 2008
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, CEO's of major car manufacturing companies, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, automotive, business, and bankruptcy issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman and CEO, GM, 2003-Mar. 30, 2009
President and CEO, GM, 2000-2003
President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), GM, 1998-2000
Executive Vice President and President of North American Operations, GM, 1994-1998
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), GM, 1992-1994
President and Managing Director, General Motors do Brasil (GMB), 1991-1992
Vice President in Charge of Finance, General Motors Europe based in Zurich, Switzerland, 1989-1991
Group Director, Strategic Business Planning, GM Canada Group, 1988-1989
Vice President and Finance Manager, GM of Canada Limited, 1987-1988
Treasurer, General Motors do Brasil (GMB), 1981-1987