Chevy Volt program loses second exec in a month


In brief: The Chevy Volt program has lost its second major executive in a month's time.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Chevy Volt
Manufacturer: GM

The word

On December 1, 2009, after two years with the program, Frank Weber, the chief executive of the Volt program and GM's global vehicle line executive and chief engineer of electric-vehicle development, will leave his position and take up a new job with GM's Opel division. The German-born Weber began his GM career at Opel.

Just a month ago, Chevy's Volt program took its first major executive hit when Bob Kruse, GM's executive director of global vehicle engineering, hybrids, electrics and batteries, resigned at the end of September.

However, despite these departures, GM CEO Fritz Henderson assured Michigan's congressional delegation that the Volt is still on track to hit the markets late in 2010.

And so ….

Losing two execs perhaps isn't a reason to panic, but the Volt is the most hyped vehicle in years and is due out in twelve months. Should we see more major players in the program depart in the months to come, it could certainly signify that something's rotten and that they want no part of it.

Source: Detroit Free Press

by Ross Bonander

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