General Motors Co. confirmed that its North American president Mark Reuss will attend next month's National Automobile Dealers Association convention. It had been previously reported that Reuss would be skipping the Orlando, Fla. event.
Reuss will be at the convention for just one day on Feb. 13; however, GM has yet to complete details for his schedule that day, according to GM spokeswoman Ryndee Carney.
Sources informed Automotive News that GM had canceled plans for exhibit space or attending meetings at the convention after NADA lobbied for legislation that mandated arbitration for rejected GM dealers.
GM announced that its non-participation was due to limited resources. Carney disclosed that a few of GM's executives will be attending select events.
GM had planned to participate in NADA's Feb. 13 industry relations luncheon by sending Susan Docherty, GM's sales and marketing chief; Jim Bunnell, general manager of U.S. sales, service and marketing; and Eric Peterson, director of sales operations.
The American carmaker has yet to confirm Reuss' attendance in that luncheon, and so far, Whitacre still has no plans to go to Orlando. [via autonews]