Bob Lutz, General MotorsThe man nicknamed "Maximum" isn't completely retired yet.

General Motors has announced that it has retained Bob Lutz as an advisor. Executives at GM will be able to reach out to Lutz and tap into his knowledge base, which was garnered from a career in the automotive industry lasting over four decades.

Since retiring from GM in 2010, Lutz has supplied information to executives on an informal basis. Now the assistance will be provided on an official retainer, presumably on a more frequent (or at least regularly scheduled) basis.

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General Motors Retains Bob Lutz as Advisor
2011-09-02

DETROIT – General Motors today announced the retention of former Vice Chairman Robert A. "Bob" Lutz to provide counsel to the senior leadership team of the company.

Lutz will be available to executives on a part-time consultancy basis effective immediately. He brings a wealth of experience built over the course of more than 40 years in the industry, including two stints at GM. He has also been a senior executive at Ford, Chrysler, BMW and was CEO of Exide Batteries.

Lutz has been providing advice to GM executives informally since retiring from the company in 2010.