• Oct 30th 2009 at 5:06PM
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Frank Weber and the Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery

One of the main men working to get the Chevy Volt out the door on time, Frank Weber, has announced he will leave General Motors on December 1 for a senior leadership post at Opel. This is the first high-ranking member of the Volt team to leave and told Bloomberg that GM remains strongly committed to the program. He also gave this quote, which we can see getting repeated in the future: "The entire organization [GM] has inhaled what we [the Volt team] do here."

GM is trying to sell the European brand. Weber is currently the global vehicle line executive and chief vehicle engineer for GM's electric vehicle development program and also worked on the Opel Insignia and the Buick Regal. Replacing Weber will be Doug Parks, currently GM's chief engineer of compact-car architecture in Europe.

[Source: Bloomberg]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Weber is European. It's normal for someone to want to work closer to home -- unless the financial gains are higher. GM's executive salary cap and worthless stock options won't allow it to keep all its foreign staff.

      This doesn't reveal anything about the Volt's prospects. Just like executives leaving Tesla didn't affect theirs.
        • 8 Months Ago
        Frank is the soul of the VOLT team. He is a rare kind in GM. Multi-talented and hands-on, he pursued perfection, advocated for beauty, and is kind and helpful to his team members from top to bottom ranks. He is by far the most progressive on the VOLT leadership team. It will be a loss for GM.
      • 8 Months Ago
      and so it goes...
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's suspicious that the volt leader leave the boat.

      By the way,, is there windmills and solar panels and garbages digester availables on the market for recharging electric cars..
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