GM could look to Deere, Cat for next CEO

07/20/2009 | Crain's Chicago Business

General Motors Co. could hire the CEO of Deere & Co. or Caterpillar for their knowledge of global manufacturing. Ford Motor Co. looked outside the auto industry when it hired Alan Mulally from Boeing as CEO. "I suspect that the board will have noticed that going outside the insular world of Detroit had substantial advantage for Ford," said William Brandt Jr., a restructuring expert at Development Specialists.

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