Will the new focus (Customers, Cars, and Culture) and GM’s Buick in China save the “New GM”?

Today there is a “New GM”. This morning General Motors exited from bankruptcy. But now the difficult task begins…how to become profitable. In the GMBlog, Fritz Henderson GM President and CEO stated his priorities as (in this order) “customers, cars and culture”.


If US sales can’t save GM, maybe China sales will. Who would have thought that Buick, a nameplate lagging in sales in the United States, would be a leader in China? GM posted a 38% sales increase in China from the first half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. You might say, what recession?

So now the billion dollar question is (at least for taxpayers who own a part of GM)…will GM survive and thrive?

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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