General Motors is saying goodbye to chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, who has decided to step down to support his wife who was recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer.
Akerson will be remembered as the leader who guided the company to record profits and significant improvement in vehicle quality while also ending government ownership in GM.
The Board of Directors has elected Mary Barra and Theodore Solso to replace him as GM CEO and chairman, respectively.
Barra brings 33 years of experience with GM to the table as well as a wealth of knowledge in the fields of manufacturing and engineering. She currently serves as executive vice president of Global Product Development and Purchasing and Supply Chain.
Solso has been a member of the GM Board since June 2012 and already has experience as chairman as the former chairman and CEO of Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that specializes in heavy equipment.
At Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC, we have no doubt that Barra and Solso will deliver the same level of quality and commitment that Akerson has achieved so far. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish, and to seeing you at our dealership!