GM’s key players

January 23, 2013, 11:32 AM UTC
Fortune

Fritz Henderson

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.