Mark LaNeve To Leave General Motors

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Fritz Henderson just confirmed in a conference call that GM’s VP for US Sales Mark LaNeve will be leaving the company by October 15. An email by Henderson obtained by the Detroit News, makes it clear just how long LaNeve outstayed his welcome. There’s damning with faint praise and then there’s this:

Mark has contributed significantly to GM in several key positions, including transforming the Cadillac brand and leading the vehicle sales, service and marketing organization during one of the most challenging periods in GM’s history. Please join me in thanking Mark for his dedication and wishing him and his family well. A replacement for Mark will be named at a later date

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  • BklynPete BklynPete on Oct 07, 2009

    Wait, Rick Wagoner was Curly ("I was a victim of coi-cum-stance"). LaNeve would be more like Moe. God, we're such boys!

  • BklynPete BklynPete on Oct 07, 2009

    Wait, was Rick WagonerCurly? ("I was a victim of coi-cum-stance"). LaNeve would be more like Moe. God, we're such boys!

  • Harleyflhxi Harleyflhxi on Oct 08, 2009

    I don't own a Hummer, but I find the smug douchebags who call them atrocities, who key them in parking lots and vandalize them on dealer lots to be perfect examples of narrow-minded, I-know-better-than-you, smarmy weenies who have nothing better to do than infringe upon other people's freedom of choice in the name of the supposed "greater good." YOU are the ones leading the way to a nation where personal freedoms are curtailed, where a person better subscribe to politically correct viewpoints or be persecuted, and where environmentalism becomes the state religion and a means to implement more government regulation and control. Sanctimonious retorts to follow, I'm sure.

  • Fincar1 Fincar1 on Oct 08, 2009

    "Sanctimonious retorts to follow, I’m sure." No doubt, but also attaboys like this one. I believe that an economy that can support Hummers (and Ferraris and Bugattis) is better off than one that can't. And, on the topic of this thread, "What...already??!" Seriously, I thought Fritz & Lutz would be out the door before LaNeve. And as far as getting an outsider to do his job, yeah, fat effin' chance. Not only is there not enough to sell, but all the insiders gunning for him/her. Plus a layer of government on top.