News just in that GM has installed another face into the global model development program. The new guy on the block is Jon Laukner and he will report directly to my old friend, Bob Lutz (isn’t this a job that I could have taken on?).
The idea is to further streamline product development and prevent duplication of efforts in the global program.
I’m not sure if Edmunds Inside Line was intentionally aiming at comedy with this commentary, a classic piece of fence sitting:
What this means to you: This could be good news for all consumers as GM is aiming to reduce production costs by streamlining global production. Hate to say it, but it also might be bad news for consumers as this new vice president could become another suit clogging an already bureaucratic corporation in desperate need of some bold and decisive turn-around plans.