G. Richard Wagoner Jr.

Industry Leader of the Year Award 2002

Wagoner has served as General Motors President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2000. Other positions he held at GM include: president and chief operating office; executive vice president of GM and president of North American Operations; executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of worldwide purchasing; and president and managing director of General Motors do Brasil. He aggressively expanded GM’s operations outside the United States. The company sells 65 percent of its vehicles overseas, due to Wagoner’s push into markets like China, Russia and Latin America.

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