Congratulations to Mark Reuss Just Named General Motors President

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General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced on January 3, 2019, the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss currently leads the Global Product Group and Cadillac and will now assume responsibility for the Quality organization.

General Motors Vice President Global Product Integrity Ken Morris and GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss will drive the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car June 3-4, 2017 at the Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, Michigan. Morris will pace Saturday's race. Reuss will drive the pace car on Sunday. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevy Racing)
General Motors Vice President Global Product Integrity Ken Morris and GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss will drive the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car June 3-4, 2017 at the Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, Michigan. Morris will pace Saturday’s race. Reuss will drive the pace car on Sunday. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevy Racing)

“Mark’s 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,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Mark has played a critical role in leading the development of the company’s award-winning vehicles while transitioning his team to prepare for growing electrification and autonomous technologies.”

According to Reuss, “I 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, I’m looking forward to keeping our momentum going at full speed.”

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 brand’s global growth plans. Cadillac will be introducing a new vehicle every six months through 2021.

Reuss has also been leading the transformation of the company’s 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.

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