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    Rumorpile: GM's Current CEO Could Step Down Next Year

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    November 14, 2013

    General Motors' current CEO, Dan Akerson, could be stepping down as early as next year, according to a report from Reuters.

    Sources tells Reuters that Akerson hasn't formally notified GM's board of directors of any plan to step down, but could come to fruition some next year.

    "I assume at some point he (Akerson) will decide he has done what he has wanted to do and will step down, but no one has a date for that," said a source.

    Now the board has a succession plan in place if Akerson makes a decision to step down. But according to sources, the board hasn't set a timeframe to begin a search for a new CEO. This will most likely change when Akerson makes a decision.

    Who are the possible contenders for GM CEO? Well the running favorite is GM's North American President, Mark Reuss. Also in the running are Mary Barra, GM's product development lead; Steve Girsky, GM's vice chairman; and Dan Ammann, GM's CFO.

    Source: Reuters

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    IF they do go with a New CEO, then get a Real Car guy who can drive the passion. Maybe that new German guy who came over to GM from BMW?

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    With Lutz gone and Akerson on the way out... who will be left at GM to make the PR team squirm?!

    Al Oppenheiser, he has some of that DNA.

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    I hope they bring in Mark Reuss. I know Mary Barra, Steve Girsky, and Dan Ammann are all in the running I am sure. I heard that the board pushed back on Mary Barra because Dan Akerson wanted her......

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