General Motors is set to hold a major briefing on the results of its internal probe into the ignition switch debacle this morning, with early reports claiming that multiple employees could be terminated due to their role in the recall (or lack thereof).

At the top of the list is Ray DeGiorgio, an engineer who could be thought of as one of the problem's initiators, after he violated company protocol in 2006 by fixing the ignition switch defect without notifying regulators. DeGiorgio, along with the Chevrolet Cobalt's program manager, Gary Altman, have been suspended with pay since April 10. It's unclear if Altman will be terminated, an internal source told Automotive News.

Along with DeGiorgio, at least one vice president is likely to be sacked, along with other engineers and members of GM's legal team.

We have a reporter on the ground at the GM briefings, which start at 9:00 AM today. Look for plenty of coverage on the internal probe's findings throughout the day.


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      Erik Tomlinson
      • 6 Months Ago
      I don't know what standards engineers are held to in the States, but in Canada this is a violation of the fundamental agreement you have with the public when you become an engineer. You have a responsibility first and foremost to the public's safety and these people violated it. They deserve punishment.
        Paul
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Erik Tomlinson
        He fixed the problem, and so he gets suspended and possibly fired. What type of message does that send.
          Victor
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Paul
          This is so dumb. He is the one who created problem by approving below performance part. He tried to cover it up by fixing it and not letting anybody know, in isolation, without changing part number... We call it 'crook' and 'dumb'...
      TeeS
      • 6 Months Ago
      Man, I want to get send home with pay.
      MDD
      • 6 Months Ago
      GM's legal team, a great place to start. Lawyers are the scum of the earth._
      Jmaister
      • 6 Months Ago
      right, doing this is saying "its their fault." whilst not taking responsibility for its corporate culture.