GM Appoints New Vehicle Safety Chief

By | March 18, 2014
After issuing number of recalls affecting over 3 million vehicles, General Motors has created a new executive position to monitor vehicle safety issues around the globe. Jeff Boyer, a 40-year veteran at GM, is the new vice president of Global Vehicle Safety for the automaker. With experience in engineering and safety positions at GM, Boyer will be responsible for identifying safety issues and handling recalls. He will also be in charge of the safety development of GM vehicle systems. "This new role elevates and integrates our safety process under a single leader so we can set a new standard for customer safety with more rigorous accountability," said GM CEO Mary Barra. "If there are any obstacles in his way, Jeff has the authority to clear them. If he needs any additional resources, he will get them.” Boyer will provide Barra with frequent updates on vehicle safety. He will report directly to John Calabrese, chief of Global Vehicle Engineering. The new appointment comes after GM has faced intense scrutiny for what some say was a slow response to the massive ignition switch recall. Just yesterday, GM recalled around 1.5 million more vehicles for air bag issues, fire risks, and other concerns. Source: General Motors