April 12, 2006 3:00 am
*Born: Detroit, November 29 1958.
*First car: a 1969 Buick Skylark. Now drives a deep red 2005 Corvette coupé.
*Lives: in Florida with wife and two daughters. Commutes to Detroit weekly.
*Education: Business Administration at University of Michigan, masters at Harvard Business School.
*First job: accountant at Price Waterhouse, based in Renaissance Center, Detroit, now also General Motors' global HQ.
*1984 Joined GM as a senior analyst in the New York Treasurer's office.
*1989 GMAC, director of mortgage banking.
*1992 GMAC, vice-president of finance.
*1994 Head of operations at Automotive Components Group.
*1996 General manager, Delphi Saginaw.
*1997 Managing director, GM do Brasil.
*2000 President, GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East.
*2002 President, GM Asia Pacific.
*2004 Chairman, GM Europe.
*2006 GM vice-chairman and chief financial officer.
*On being at GM: "Being part of a turnround at GM when, frankly, many people don't think it can be done, is exhilarating, if you like challenges. I have never had a dull day in my time at GM."
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