Linda Marshall quits as president of GM’s OnStar division

Article by Anita Panait, on February 29, 2012

Linda Marshall has resigned as president of the OnStar Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors Corp, to “pursue other interests.” Marshall’s resignation came one year she was selected by GM CEO Dan Akerson to head the Onstar. In a statement, GM said that under Marshall’s leadership, OnStar was able to restructure the organization and to implement important long-term initiatives “to further grow the business in the future and strengthen its foundation.”

Following Marshall’s resignation, Terry Inch, director of OnStar sales, marketing and business planning, temporarily oversees the unit’s daily operations while GM has yet to find a replacement.

Prior to her stint as OnStar president, she had worked for Akerson when he was chief executive of Nextel Communications Inc. She was appointed president of the telematics unit in February 2011, replacing public relations executive Chris Preuss. Among her accomplishments as OnStar president was the expansion of the GM units into overseas markets, particularly China.

Under her reign, OnStar rolled out an aftermarket product that can be installed as a rearview mirror on both GM and non-GM vehicles. Marshall became controversial in September 2011, when GM changed its mind on a planned policy change that would have allowed the company to collect customer data even after drivers discontinued their OnStar service. Marshall then apologized for "any confusion or concern" the plan caused.

Topics: gm, onstar

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Mitsubishi finally introduces the new Xpander MPV at the 2017 Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta Indonesia. Replacing the previous Expander, the new multipurpose vehicle will be mostly sold at...
by - August 16, 2017
Infiniti revealed its retro Prototype 9 race car before its slated debut at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next week. In a recent press release, the company not only disclosed...
by - August 16, 2017
In the United States, not many automakers offer crossovers with a diesel engine option, but Chevrolet does, with their 2018 Equinox. Those who opt for this engine will get some...
by - August 16, 2017
Here are some things that potential buyers of the Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition could look forward to for the 2018 model year. The 2018 models of the F-150 pickup...
by - August 15, 2017
We first saw the McLaren 720S earlier this year when it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and we all agree that it is a beautiful car. But...
by - August 15, 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