Cruise has named Dan Ammann as its new CEO, effective as of January 2019. His appointment marks the company’s next big step in the commercialization of its autonomous vehicle technology.
In his role as president at General Motors, Ammann spearheaded the 2016 Cruise acquisition and, among his other global responsibilities, oversaw GM’s relationship with Cruise. Because of this, he is deeply familiar with Cruise’s business and technology and its team.
“These appointments further demonstrate our commitment to transforming mobility through the safe deployment of self-driving technology and move us closer to our vision for a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” said GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “As we move toward commercial deployment, adding Dan to the strong team led by Kyle is the next step.”
Ammann commented, “I’m excited to dedicate 100% of my time and energy to helping Kyle and the entire team realize our mission of deploying this technology at scale.”