GM announces appointment of new company president

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 09:52:33-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — General Motors announced Thursday the appointment of new company president Mark Reuss.

Reuss will lead the company's quality organization. His appointment is effective immediately, according to GM.

“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.”

Reuss currently leads the Global Product Group and Cadillac.

“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," said Reuss. "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.”

In June 2018, the new appointee planned integrated product development for the company. As a a result, Cadillac will premiere a new vehicle every six months through 2021 under his leadership.