General Motors has announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president. The role change is effective immediately and will give Reuss purview over additional elements of the company.
Reuss has been leading GM’s Global Product Group and Cadillac brands, but will now assume responsibility for the company’s Quality organization. Reuss assumed responsibility for the Cadillac brand back in June 2018, when GM’s global product planning organization was also folded under his leadership.
“Mark’s global operational experience, deep product knowledge and strong leadership will serve us well as we continue to strengthen our current business, take advantage of growth opportunities and further define the future of personal mobility,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Mark has played a critical role in leading the development of the company’s award-winning vehicles while transitioning his team to prepare for growing electrification and autonomous technologies.”
This will mark the second Reuss to serve as General Motors President. Mark’s father Lloyd Reuss served in the role from 1990 to 1992.
According to Reuss, “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. 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.”