The automaker is making "deliberate, tough decisions" to transform its business and its culture, Dhivya Suryadevara said at the Automotive News Leading Women Conference last week.
A proposed contract with GM that more than 46,000 UAW members are voting on this week contains lucrative bonuses and wage gains, but it doesn't bring any production from Mexico to the U.S. or save three plants that shut down this year.
UAW leaders have agreed to close one of the training centers that the union formed with the Detroit 3 in the 1980s. It likely signals the end, or at least a major overhaul, of the other two as well.
The industry's plans to electrify powertrains has some big suppliers looking for opportunities in the battery world and developing innovations in the process.
Dealers featured this week include Lisa Schomp, president, Aaron Wallace, dealer principal, and Mark Wallace, vice president, Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and Larry LeFever, dealer principal of Northtowne Mazda in Kansas City, Mo.