GM Hires Fritz Henderson As $3,000/Hour International Man Of Consultation

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
gm hires fritz henderson as 3 000 hour international man of consultation

Because the man clearly knew how to turn The General around. Bob Lutz might not be getting paid enough for his taste, but as Henderson proves, it’s not the numbers on the check, it’s the amount of work you’re expected to do for them. Automotive News [sub] reports:

GM said it had hired Henderson yesterday as a consultant on a month-to-month basis, with the job to end some time this year. GM will pay Henderson $59,090 monthly to counsel GM on international operations. He will work about 20 hours per month and meet once a month with GM’s international president, Tim Lee, or one of his representatives.

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  • Porschespeed Porschespeed on Feb 22, 2010

    3DSFX, Good luck to you man. The coupla folks I know that are still at GM used to be much more disruptive than they are at this point. Now, they're just playin' the game as long as they can - still looking for another gig, but you know how much manufacturing is done here anymore. So, they make no waves anymore, and, they sound just like Christy. In public, at GM, anyway... Though I have been a GM critic since the mid 70's, it's not a blind hatred - quite to the contrary it's that I know GM can do better, much better. The sad part is that there really are some talented people at GM, talented people, beaten down by a thoroughly dysfunctional system. Hang in there...

  • Porschespeed Porschespeed on Feb 23, 2010

    Christy, Perhaps you enjoy a level of job security that others do not. Perhaps change *has* come to your little fiefdom, in which case, great! However, most of GM still looks like the old executive garage - the squeaky wheel doesn't get the grease - it gets replaced. As to cars making it 150K without repairs, congrats on catching up with the longetivity of my dad's 1978 Corolla, or my 1982 Honda Civic, or my 73 450 SEL, or my 84 500SEL, or... If you don't understand that the GM system has been systemically broken for decades, you might want to read DeLorean's book. Or read an enthusiast mag from the 70's. Or hunt down some of the talented people who exited over the last 20 years because the system took too much of their energy. BTW, DeLorenzo? The varnish-sniffing, low-octane, knuckle-dragging truthiness? He's so far off the planet it's barely readable, 'cept as a laugh.

  • Buickman Buickman on Feb 23, 2010

    with the money we're paying Fritz, we could instead again afford voice mail and trash bags for our salary personnel.

    • Accs Accs on Feb 23, 2010

      I heard its like the Omega Man movie in the Ren Cen. Parking Garage isnt plowed. No batteries in the clocks Heck I bet 2 in every 5 trashcans are tossed to save labor of the maids who come in at night. Or do they pay extra for that? Also heard the escalators are turned off too.

  • Buickman Buickman on Feb 23, 2010

    there are no maids, or janitorial. you have to empty your own trash. for the time being the company still provides toilet paper...

    • 3DFX 3DFX on Feb 23, 2010

      LOL Yup! And every time I empty mine, I figure it will help my resume for a new "Environmental Engineer" job.