Archive for March, 2009

posted by GM Fan on Mar 22

Tony CervoneAfter his impressive handling of the company’s bankruptcy rumors, Tony Cervone, former No. 2 of General Motors’ global public relations division, leaves his post to join the top ranks of United Airlines.

Cervone, 46, was chosen to become the new senior vice president and chief communications officer of UAL Corp. This is the parent company of the United Airlines.

As of today, there is no news yet about Cervone’s successor in GM. Right before he left the company, he was able to ask for a $13.4 billion federal loan from the government under former Pres. George W. Bush’s term. General Motors was able to get $9.4 billion before the aid was abruptly stopped by the White House very recently.

Cervone was chosen by United Airlines Corporation because of his great leadership and team playing skills. The General Motors save certainly proved to be a golden feather on Tony Cervone’s cap.

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posted by GM Fan on Mar 10

The time for housekeeping has come for General Motors. Approximately 200 cars were auctioned in Scottsdale, Ariz. The cars were from the manufacturer’s Heritage Fleet. The auction was done at Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.

They have been doing this kind of movement in the past. It has been a normal housekeeping for them as part of the whole process.

Included in the auction was a 1996 Buick Custom Blackhawk (photo right). Up for grabs at that time was the 2000 Buick Custom Blackhawk which was sold at $475,000. A 1904 Oldsmobile Turning Runaboout was even sold. Truly a housekeeping stage for General Motors.

For the racers, two Pennzoil-liveried IRL race cars were included in the auction. A Chevy S-10 stadium race truck was also auctioned along with the 1998 Chevy S-10 drag truck.

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