GM names Craig Glidden as its new chief counsel

Article by Christian A., on February 23, 2015

General Motors has tapped Craig Glidden to succeed departing chief counsel Michael Millikin. Glidden was recently in charge of legal, communications, government-affairs and compliance functions at LyondellBasell Industries. Prior to that, he was general counsel at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

In a statement GM chief executive Mary Barra said that Glidden has “had a distinguished career managing complex legal issues around the world." She added that his broad legal and senior management expertise fits perfectly with GM’s strategic priorities and global growth plans.

Millikin is retiring in July following almost four decades of service at GM, including over five years as its general counsel. He was placed under pressure in 2014 over the handling of GM’s legal department of the defective ignition switch issue.

An internal probe determined that some high-ranking lawyers were aware of the defect for years but didn’t bother to report it to top executives. The probe determined that Millikin was not aware of the defect until after GM issued a recall in February 2014.

A number of United States senators questioned why Millikin remained at his post in the wake of the investigation while five of the 15 employees fired in relation to the issue were in members of the legal department like the chief of GM's litigation department and its top safety lawyer.

In the statement, Barra thanked Millikin for dedicating 38 years of his life at GM. Glidden received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1980 and his law degree from Florida State University in 1983.

Topics: gm

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

In September 27, 2016, Porsche initially filed for a patent that is the “Unique Active Rear Diffuser”. And earlier this week, on April 27, 2017, the United States Patent and...
by - April 29, 2017
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given its Top Safety Pick+ award to the redesigned version of the 2017 Kia Cadenza. This was a result of excellent a...
by - April 29, 2017
It’s pretty neat if you possess something of an extraordinary breed like, say, the Pagani Huayra. There are after all just a total of 100 units ever been built by...
by - April 28, 2017
If you’ve ever visited an arcade, chances are you have already seen a Logitech G920 wheel. If that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the steering wheel that you use when...
by - April 28, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation disclosed that it will be bringing two of its Mirai fuel cell vehicles to China by October of this year. Tests will then be conducted on these...
by - April 28, 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