GM's Ed Whitacre meets the press in Web chatSubmitted by wgga on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 14:26
General Motors' new front man, Ed Whitacre, remains a bit of an elusive figure in the car world. But at the very least, the former telecom honcho who's now the leader of the nation's largest automaker does like cars.
“Oh yes,” he answered in response to that question during a Web chat on Tuesday, one of his first interactions with the media so far in his tenure at the helm of GM. Whitacre was named chairman of the carmaker this summer, and he took over as CEO after Fritz Henderson stepped down last week.