Seven Things You Should Know About The Next GM CEO

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An senior administration official has told Jalopnik that Fritz Henderson will take the reins as interim GM CEO following Rick Wagoner’s departure, which will itself be formally announced¬† after President Obama’s auto strategy announcement tomorrow morning.

So who is this Fritz guy? Here are seven things you should know.

  • He’s a native of Detriot, born there in 1958.
  • University of Michigan, 1980. Harvard Business School, 1984.
  • Started at GM the year he got his MBA, in the Treasurer’s office.
  • Came up through GMAC, eventually becoming the head of mortgage finance.
  • He has run GM’s Latin American, Africa and Middle East division, as well as the Asia Pacific and European units.
  • Became vice chairman and chief financial officer in January, 2006.
  • Became president and chief operating officer in March, 2008.

 

 

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