New York: The New York International Auto Show announced General Motors President Dan Ammann as keynote speaker for the Show’s Opening Press Breakfast. The event attracts more than 800 media and OEM auto executives each year, and is followed by two days of new vehicle introductions. The keynote takes place on Wednesday, April 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
“Ammann is part of the next generation of executives, led by General Motors CEO Mary Barra, charged with taking GM into a new era of vehicle design, technical innovation and customer focus,” said New York Auto Show Chairman John LaSorsa. “We’re excited to hear his vision for the future of GM and our industry,” he continued.
Ammann’s responsibilities include the company’s global automotive business operations and its captive finance business, GM Financial. He has stated that one of his main goals is to drive growth in consumer demand, profits and employment through strong brands, winning vehicles and great customer experience. Previously he was executive vice president and CFO where he transformed GM’s finance operations into a world-class organization. Ammann joined GM in April 2010.
The Auto Show runs from April 3 – 12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Press Preview days are April 1 & 2.