Former GM CEO Bob Stempel dies at 77

Former General Motors CEO Robert Stempel, who led the Detroit automaker during a shaky period of recession and restructuring in the early 1990s, has died at the age of 77.

GM said in a statement:

“The General Motors family mourns the passing of Bob Stempel, who admirably led the company during very difficult times in the early 1990s. Bob was a very popular chairman with employees, and his many accomplishments as a visionary engineer included leading the development of the catalytic converter, one of the great environmental advancements in auto history.

“His knowledge of battery development led to the push for the EV1 electric car, and Bob continued to build his expertise in the electrification of the automobile after he left GM in 1992.”

– By: Omar Rana