Before Robert Ferguson was promoted to head of Global Cadillac, he was General Motors’ top lobbyist in Washington. And due to the circumstances and political pressures from the ignition switch recall, he’s currently back doing lobbyist things, like schmoozing with politicians and getting stuck in traffic. We’re sure his demands are more important than that over there, because it seems that his brief stint as head of Cadillac has been put on hold, according to a Detroit Free Press report. That being the case, it seems that Cadillac is currently a ship without a captain, and that’s not a good thing when sales are on a slight decline compared to last year.
“He was asked to step in on an obviously urgent project there for the CEO,” Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told The Freep. “How long that goes and how much that continues into the future, I just don’t know.”
That could be interpreted as an indefinite assignment, in which case a new appointment could be needed. Cadillac is also without a current sales and service chief, as Bill Peffer’s departure marks the third leave of the position in two years. Kurt McNeil, GM’s head of U.S. sales operations, has now assumed the role of Peffer’s outgoing position, though it’s expected to be temporary.
But what of a global director for the Cadillac brand? Rumor has it that GM President Dam Ammann will shoulder the added responsibilities on top of his current duties, though nothing has been officially announced.