GM adds ex-Lyft and Tesla executive Jon McNeill as board member

A General Motors signal is seen throughout an occasion on January 25, 2022 in Lansing, Michigan. – General Motors will create 4,000 new jobs and retaining 1,000, and considerably rising battery cell and electrical truck manufacturing capability.

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DETROIT – General Motors on Tuesday stated it’s including Jon McNeill, a former executive of Lyft and Tesla, to its board of administrators.

McNeill, 55, is presently CEO of DVx Ventures, a enterprise capital agency he co-founded in 2020 that is centered on investing and rising startup companies. Before then, he served as chief working officer at Lyft and president of world gross sales, supply and service at Tesla.

GM CEO and Chair Mary Barra, in a launch, cited McNeill’s experiences as “a tremendous asset to GM as we accelerate toward an all-electric future.”

McNeill’s appointment is notable, as the Detroit automaker has set a aim to outsell Tesla in electrical automobiles by mid-decade, adopted by solely providing EVs by 2035.

Jon McNeill, poses for {a photograph} as Tesla opens a service centre at Kong Nam Industrial Building, 603 – 609 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan.

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“GM is rapidly changing to meet the world’s need for cleaner and safer transportation and they’re uncovering new growth opportunities with every hardware and software innovation they’re introducing,” McNeill stated.

GM’s board, which has been praised for its gender neutrality in recent times, now has 13 administrators, six of whom are feminine. Twelve of the administrators are unbiased.

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