General Motors has announced a new company president, Mark Reuss, who GM says is committed to vehicle electrification.
Reuss currently leads GM’s global product group and Cadillac and will now assume responsibility for the quality organization.
“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,” says Mary Barra, GM’s chairman and CEO. “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 GM, Reuss has been leading the transformation of the company’s global product development workforce and processes to drive new levels of engineering in advanced technologies and improve quality and speed to market. Notably, he is doubling the resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs in the next two years.
Reuss says, “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.”