OnStar has gained a new hire in Linda Marshall, who will become Executive Director of OnStar’s global business strategy and development. Marshall will join OnStar from Cleveland, OH-based Revol Wireless, where she served as CEO. Additionally, she has previously worked with GM CEO Dan Akerson at Nextel in the late 1990’s before her time at Revol Wireless.
“She’ll bring with her lots of knowledge of the wireless industry and all the applications it can bring,” said GM’s executive director of global computing David Poirier, in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
Both Akerson and former CEO (but current Chairman) Ed Whitacre have pushed for more development and marketing for OnStar since joining GM. Now it seems that all of that work is finally starting to pay off. Though OnStar has already announced plans to introduce Facebook access and voice-activated texting, other treats coming down the pipeline for OnStar include in-car WiFi, access to Pandora online radio, and Stitcher podcasts. Awesome. And now that Marshall brings even more communication experience to the OnStar team, the future of GM’ telematics subsidiary looks to be all the better.
Source: Detroit Free Press