GM BOD Defies TTAC: CEO Wagoner Stays
So, what does GM CEO Rick Wagoner have on the 13 other members of the automaker's Bored of Directors? Whatever it is, it must be both criminal AND depraved. How else can you explain the fact that George Fisher (the lead independent BOD member) and his cronies have thrown their support behind The General's top general? Under Wagoner's watch, GM's shed over 10 percent of its U.S. market share, sold everything that wasn't nailed down, flushed its share price down the proverbial toilet, slid into negative market capitalization (if you think about it) and screwed-up its branding beyond repair. That should be enough to get a dictator fired, never mind an executive of a publicly held company. And that doesn't include the fact that Wagoner has banked over $100m personally and NEVER announced hard targets for his "turnaround" plan. His equally nebulous plan from here on out is also grounds for dismissal. Oh well. It looks like GM will file for much-needed and now inevitable Chapter 11 protections over Wagoner's dead body. Perhaps it will go straight to Chapter 7, as and when. Meanwhile, the chances of a GM shareholder revolt grow by the day. And the lawsuit won't be far behind. This is going to get ugly. And if you really want to get your blood boiling, check the caption this photo or click on over to The Detroit News, whose wishy-washy, pom-pom threatening report could well be The Mother of All Apologias.