Former GM CEOs May Face Senate Grilling
April 23, 2014
By: Justin King
General Motors' fresh CEO Mary Barra has taken most of the flak over the ignition-switch debacle, however former executives may not be immune from public grilling at congressional hearings.
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, a former Attorney General, has reportedly called for the company's ex-CEOs to help answer questions about what went wrong under their leadership.
The legislator suggests GM has failed to answer "a whole set of questions on why there were so many delays in taking action," according to an interview with Reuters. "Of course we have to go back to the prior CEOs."
Former GM chief Dan Akerson sits at the top of Blumenthal's list of executives to question. Akerson succeeded Ed Whitacre to take the helm in 2010, and made a well-timed exit just weeks before the ignition-switch recall was announced under the new leadership of Mary Barra.
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