GM's Bob Lutz moves to Senior Advisor Role, announces Retirement
GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today that the company’s Vice Chairman – Global Product Development, Bob Lutz, would be moving to a Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor position before he retires at the end of 2009.
The transition will take place on April 1, 2009. Thomas G. Stephens, Executive Vice President of Global Powertrain and Global Quality will be taking Lutz’s place. Lutz, who is 76, has had 46 years of experience in the global automotive business. He started at GM Europe in 1963 and has since held positions at BMW, Ford, Chrysler, and Exide Technologies before returning to GM in 2001.
Lutz has become known for his work with popular GM production vehicles and prototypes such as the Pontiac GTO, Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice, Cadillac CTS, and Chevrolet Camaro, just to name a few. Wagoner remarked, “I’m looking forward to Bob’s continued contributions to GM for the remainder of 2009 – and I know the impact of his efforts leading GM global product development will continue for years to come.”