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Ms. Mary T. Barra

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (313) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
General Motors Corp.
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265
United States

Company Description: General Motors Corporation (GM) is engaged in the worldwide development, production and marketing of cars, trucks and parts. The Company develops, manufactures and...   more

Employment History


  • Masters , Business Administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science degree , electrical engineering
  • MBA , Business Administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • masters degree , business administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • master's degree , business administration
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The 2016 Volt "will store more ..., 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
The 2016 Volt "will store more energy in its battery pack with fewer cells, yet go further on a charge," GM CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday during a speech at the Detroit Economic Club. "It will accelerate faster. And the car's gas generator will come from an all-new GM engine family and use even less fuel."
Barra, less than a year on the job, has declared her intention to lead a cultural change at GM, emphasizing more accountability by employees, in order to improve the company's performance.
A car driven not only by advances in traditional automotive technology, but also by utilizing the connectivity that General Motors' GM CEO Mary Barra said earlier this month would be at the forefront for all GM brands, including Cadillac.
In the earnings release, GM's CEO Mary Barra credited strong sales in North America and China for carrying the day, especially as GM GM struggled in Russia and South America, along with the rest of the automotive industry. Here's a few highlights from the earnings report.
What you need to know: Despite everything, sales are up, up, up. The massive recall earlier this year seems to not have had a very big impact on whether or not people want to buy GM cars, because the firm sold 884,000 in North America last quarter, up from 808,000 the year before. Worldwide sales are up too, to 2.45 million from 2.40 million. As Barra noted, sales are down in Europe and South America, but that was more than made up for by several strong performances in other segments, notably a big increase in Chevrolet trucks sold in the United States.
The big number: Margins are obviously one of the most important numbers in any manufacturing business. For the third quarter, GM produced an operating margin of 9.5% in North America, which is consistent with the goal set earlier this month when Barra set out the firm's goals moving forward. She said GM hopes to maintain 10% operating margins in North America, and 9-10% margins worldwide.
GM's top lawyer is out: Where does CEO Mary Barra go from here? by
GM GM CEO Mary Barra, though, defended Millikin, insisting that he was a key part of her leadership team and that she needed him as the firm continued to fight through the recall scandal, and attempted to get its business back on track.
Will Barra and the board of directors promote from within, or find someone from outside of GM? The latter would be seen as a sign Barra is serious about fundamentally changing the company's culture, which she and others have blamed for letting the ignition switch defect to go unfixed for years.
But while autonomous driving may reduce traffic and make zipping around town more efficient, Americans are just not ready for the technology yet, according to CEO Mary Barra.
"How comfortable would you feel if you had to take you hands off the wheel right now? Not very," she said. "It is step by step process to get the consumer comfortable with that and understand it."
Yet Barra may be underestimating just how ready the population really is for driverless technology, especially working moms.
General Motors CEO Mary ..., 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she and her top lieutenants are striving to rid the automaker of bad habits that interfere with day-to-day operations. Mon., November 3
General Motors | Corporate Officers |, 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
Mary T. Barra
Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
Mary T. Barra
Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
The recall comes at a time ..., 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
The recall comes at a time when current GM CEO Mary Barra faces a Congressional hearing in the U.S over an ignition issue in certain GM makes that caused vehicles to lose power while in motion. This defect has been linked to a number of deaths including one motorist in Quebec that collided with trees after leaving the roadway in June last year.
About GM: Mary T. ..., 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
About GM: Mary T. Barra
Mary Barra was named Chief Executive Officer of General Motors effective January 15, 2014. Under her leadership, GM is driving to become the global industry leader in automotive design and technology, product quality and safety, customer care and business results. She is also a member of the GM Board of Directors.
Prior to her current position, Barra served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain since August 2013, and as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development since February 2011. In these roles, she was responsible for the design, engineering, program management and quality of GM vehicles around the world.
Previously, Barra served as GM Vice President, Global Human Resources; Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering; Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; Executive Director of Competitive Operations Engineering; and in several engineering and staff positions.
In 1990, Barra graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after receiving a GM fellowship in 1988.
Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985.
Barra is a member of the General Dynamics Board of Directors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Economic Club, as Vice Chair of the Kennedy Center's Corporate Fund Board and as a member of The Business Council. She is also a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
In 2012, Barra and her husband, Tony, chaired the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 30th annual dinner, which raised nearly $1.7 million for cancer research.
In 2014, Barra was named to the Time 100, Forbes magazine named her one of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and Fortune magazine placed her first on its list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business."
Revised: 07.10.14
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