With major recent shakeups in the engineering, marketing and design departments, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson — who hates leaked information — seems as if he’s going to break the company’s current form of internal operations like a wild horse. And now reports indicate the internal restructuring will continue, with plans to shift the company into a more global perspective. Perhaps something along the lines of Ford Motor Company’s “One Ford” mantra its been going with since Alan Mullaly became CEO.
This move would in turn eliminate the “fiefdoms” that the GM currently operates under globally with the goal of being a more efficient and globalized automaker. This move will emphasize brands on a global scale, rather than regionally, though it certainly won’t happen over night. And hopefully it doesn’t trigger the company into another round of chaos, though at the same time the move appears necessary in order to turn around afflicted operations such as Europe. Of course, nothing has been made official, yet.
If we’re talking global here, what does that spell for regional brands like GMC, Opel, Vauxhall, Holden or even Buick?