General Motors (GM) today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as president of the company to replace Dan Ammann who announced in November that he would leave the position to direct the unit of autonomous vehicles of GM.
Reuss, 55, is the son of Lloyd Reuss, who was also GM’s president from 1990 to 1992.
GM said in a statement that Reuss will combine the position of company president with his current responsibilities as Global Product Group and the Cadillac luxury vehicle brand.
The president of the board of directors and general manager of GM, Mary Barra, praised in a statement the role played by Reuss in recent years to transform the company.
“Mark has played a decisive role in leading the development of the company’s most awarded vehicles while adapting his equipment to prepare the growing electrification and autonomous vehicle technologies,” said Barra.
For his part, Reuss said he was “very proud” to have spent his entire professional career at GM. The new president of GM began his career in 1983 as an intern while studying engineering.
Reuss added that “taking this new role is really a great honor.”
In November, Ammann, 46, announced that he would step down as president of GM on January 1, 2019 to head Cruise, the GM unit dedicated to the development of autonomous vehicles. (EFEUSA) .-