Born with ‘gasoline in his blood,’ GM’s Reuss adds president to duties

When the former president was reassigned, CEO Barra took over responsibility for managing both the automaker’s global regions, as well as its “captive” finance subsidiary, GM Financial. Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara, meanwhile, assumed control over GM’s corporate development operations.

Reuss will take on one new role, overseeing GM’s quality control operations which, the automaker noted, dovetails well with his product development duties. Long faulted for reliability issues, GM has, in recent years, made rapid gains, particularly with its Buick and Chevrolet brands, according to studies by outside arbiters such as J.D. Power and Associates.

“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,” Reuss said in a statement Thursday. “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.”

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