American Turnaround: Ed Whitacre
Ed Whitacre. Former CEO, General Motors
Whitacre was named CEO in 2009, the same year GM declared bankruptcy. He was the man tasked with taking the country's biggest corporate failure and getting back to profitability. His goals included increased vehicle efficiency and the launch of the Chevy Volt. Amid reservations from the administration that the Volt was too expensive to be viable, Whitacre became a supporter of the Chevy Volt, declaring the “proof will be in the pudding.” Has the Volt held up to Whitacre’s expectations?
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