General Motors Corp. names Rick Wagoner chairman and CEO, effective May 1. He will replace current Chairman Jack Smith, who is retiring after 42 years with the auto maker. Wagoner, GM’s current president and CEO since June 2000, unanimously was selected by GM’s board of directors to succeed Smith. "The GM Board of Directors was unanimous in its selection of Rick as the next chairman," says George Fisher, who as chairman of the Committee on Director Affairs, chairs executive ...

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