Bob Lutz may return to GM as a paid consultant

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 18, 2011

Former General Motors Co. product chief Robert Lutz may be taking on an advisory role in the carmaker, according to a report from The Detroit News. GM and Lutz have been in discussions about coming back as a paid consultant.

Last May, Lutz retired from GM after a 47-year career in the auto industry; however, he still has a close relationship with many of GM's senior executives and speaks frequently with CEO Daniel Akerson.

In a phone interview, Lutz said that no formal offer has been made but he said that if GM asks him to be a consultant, he would be “very happy to consider it."

GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky told investors in New York City Tuesday that they call on Lutz "every now and then," but downplayed the company's need for more "car guys." GM declined to confirm this report but if GM does bring back a senior executive as a consultant, it won’t be the first time.

After former GM CEO Fritz Henderson left in 2009, he came back to work as a consultant to the company. He has since left GM.

Lutz, who has recently completed writing a memoir of his career, is considered a legend in the industry. He is largely credited for engineering a design renaissance at GM.

In addition, he has held senior positions at the Detroit's Big Three automakers. In recent years, he oversaw some of the industry's most daring designs such as the Dodge Viper and the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car. [via TheDetroitNews]

Topics: gm, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Remember Zenos Cars, a British carmaker that specializes in designing and building lightweight and high-performance sports cars? If you are wondering how the company is faring with their E10 lightweight...
by - January 21, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that in 2017, its series 124 coupé will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. While this itself is a significant event, it will also mean that this model...
by - January 21, 2017
BMW’s 550i xDrive has long been considered as one of the most successful business sedans in the world. For the brand, this may not be enough as it has officially...
by - January 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries