Today, General Motors has named Michael Millikin’s successor to be Craig Glidden as the company’s newest General Counsel. Glidden will take his position on March 1st, and lead a team of staff attorneys into all of GM’s legal functions across thirty countries.
Glidden’s new position makes him the top attorney for the company, where he will oversee the rest of the resulting fallout from the General Motors’ ignition switch recall.
Prior to his newest position at GM, Glidden was executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. He oversaw the company’s global legal, communications, government affairs and compliance groups.
Millikin announced late last year he would retire this coming July and be available for “consulting services” through the end of 2015. Millikin has been part of General Motors for nearly four decades, with his career receiving praise from GM CEO Mary Barra.
“I’d like to thank Mike for all he has done to support GM throughout his 38-year career, and especially in the time he served as general counsel. I wish him and his wife, Karen, all the best in retirement.”
Millikin and GM as a whole received a great deal of criticism last year over the handling of the ignition switch crisis, where documents showed the company had waited eleven years to recall 2.6 million vehicles.