The general media is all revved up about Mary Barra’s appointment as the next CEO of General Motors — and rightfully so.
It’s a great story – one that clicks on so many cylinders.
She’s been with the automaker since age 19 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She worked the shop floor. She was plant manager at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly operation. She rose through the ranks, most recently as executive VP for GM’s Global Product Development & Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. She also served as VP for Global Human Resources and earlier as VP Global Manufacturing Engineering.