Mary Barra & GM Didn’t “Pull the Drain Plug” on Millions of Cars

3ED2-SOTS-1210MaryBarraGMMary Barra has been the CEO of General Motors for less than three months, and already she’s busy managing a full-blown crisis surrounding massive product recalls. But as the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, was she in the loop, so to speak on the problems that now appear to have been hidden from the public, and, if so, did she give her colleagues the same advice she gave the 2013 graduating class at Kettering College about not running or hiding from the hard problems?

The thoughts she shared last year might have come in handy at GM as more news comes out daily (to borrow a phrase from the Watergate ear) about what GM knew and when they knew it, especially as she gets ready to face what will surely be a very unhappy and skeptical Congressional committee.

To hear the advice she gave the college grads last year, that GM should have taken, pick up the video at 9:55:

Screen shot via CNBC.com

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