General Motors Forms Internal Safety Squad Post-Recall
New changes at General Motors (NYSE:GM) have seemingly reinforced the company’s desires to ensure that the recall scandal it’s currently embroiled in doesn’t occur again in the future, as GM on Tuesday announced the formation of an interior group that CEO Mary Barra described as a ”global product integrity organization,” tasked with monitoring new products for safety issues.
“This is a group that, many parts of it, will be dedicated to reviewing products going through the pipeline now and in the future,” Barra said, making her first public appearance since testifying before Congress at the beginning of the month, Autoblog reports. GM’s vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss, will be leading the group.
The team will be working with recent General Motors appointee Jeff Boyer, who last month was established as the company’s vice president of global vehicle safety. What’s interesting is that in all these years leading up to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles these past few months, a team monitoring safety efforts at one of the largest automakers in the world wasn’t in place to begin with.
Outside of the announcement of the new safety group, Barra shed little light on other matters at the heart of the debacle, Autoblog reports.