Girsky to Chair Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board on Driving the Nation

Three executives have just been sent to General Motors Europe to try to save Opel.

General Motors Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky has been named Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Adam Opel AG, effective immediately. Girsky has served as a member of the Opel Supervisory Board since January 2010. Akerson had to name someone to help Karl Friedrich Stracke, President of GM Europe and CEO of Opel/Vauxhall, since Nick Reilly resigned from the board as a member and chairman pretty much immediately.

The other two, GM Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann and GM International Operations President Tim Lee have been appointed to the Opel Supervisory Board.

Below is a video of Steve Girsky at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show talking about GM Europe, and Opel.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.