GM’s key players

Updated: Jun 25, 2014 8:38 PM UTC | Originally published: Jan 23, 2013

Fritz Henderson <\/h1>\nCEO <\/strong>\n\nThe GM lifer was given 90 days by the board to show progress, but in Whitacre's account he did not act quickly enough.Photo: Bill Pugliano\/Getty Images

Fritz Henderson

CEO The GM lifer was given 90 days by the board to show progress, but in Whitacre's account he did not act quickly enough.

Bob Lutz\n<\/h1>\nVice Chairman <\/strong>\n\nWhitacre was shocked that products czar Lutz, who had been lured out of retirement, seemed to have free rein -- including during board meetings. Photo: John M. Heller\/Getty Images

Bob Lutz

Vice Chairman Whitacre was shocked that products czar Lutz, who had been lured out of retirement, seemed to have free rein -- including during board meetings.

Mark Reuss <\/h1>\nPresident, GM North America <\/strong>\n\nThe talented head of GM's North American operations rose from midlevel engineer to the second-highest job at the company in about a year. Photo: Scott Eells\/Bloomberg\/Getty

Mark Reuss

President, GM North America The talented head of GM's North American operations rose from midlevel engineer to the second-highest job at the company in about a year.

Dan Akerson <\/h1>\nBoard member and CEO <\/strong>\n\nOne of GM's hardest critics on the board. He did not volunteer for the CEO job until the last moment and insisted on being chairman.Photo: Scott Eells\/Bloomberg\/Getty

Dan Akerson

Board member and CEO One of GM's hardest critics on the board. He did not volunteer for the CEO job until the last moment and insisted on being chairman.