- Mary Barra will take over for General Motors (GM +0.1%) on January 15 as the automaker continues a strong metamorphosis from its bailout era.
- The timetable for the exit of CEO Dan Akerson's was pushed up due to the medical condition of his wife, according to GM.
- Reaction in Detroit: Barra was one of the odds-on favorites to land the top job at GM and she will become the first woman to head a major automaker. Her successful run in developing vehicles for global markets and her deep GM roots make her a solid choice, say a number of auto industry analysts.
New era to start at GM
Dec 10 2013, 10:03 ET