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

It was in February when Ford revealed the new Fiesta ST, just before it made its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. But it is not...
by - September 19, 2017
If you search for the word "grille" on the dictionary, what you will get is a definition that says "a grating forming a screen or barrier, or an ornamental one...
by - September 19, 2017
We recently heard that Italian automakers, Ferrari and Lamborghini, are not so keen on building an all-electric sports car just yet. On the contrary, Bentley has just confirmed that there...
by - September 17, 2017
Back in 2013, Nissan introduced the IDx Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. When the audience first saw this, a lot of people got excited to see a lightweight sports...
by - September 17, 2017
Does the RS Edition and its LSD feature deserve all the media attention? The short answer to that is yes. Let us explain why. Ford today has revealed its new...
by - September 16, 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