Doug Parks, who was vehicle chief engineer for the Chevrolet Cobalt in 2005, was reportedly involved in the debate over whether it was worth the cost to redesign a faulty ignition switch, according to company e-mails and documents released yesterday by congressional investigators. He’s now GM’ vice president of global product programs, a recently created position to oversee those managers now called executive chief engineers. Beforehand he was executive director and group vehicle line executive for electric cars.
All this said, it’s unclear if Parks should have been disciplined like the fifteen GM employees that were fired over the matter.
“As Ms. Barra has said repeatedly we have taken all of the personnel actions that we feel are appropriate at this time,” spokesperson Greg Martin, told Bloomberg via e-mail.