Excellent article about Denise Gray, GMs Battery Czar. She's the right person for the job at the right time.Prabhakar Patil, CEO of Compact Power—part of the competing team—says Gray has insisted that any unexpected hitches or shortfalls be discussed openly, without finger-pointing or corporate self-protection. He recalls the challenges that the company faced in designing the internal cooling for the Volt pack. Other vendors might have minimized the problems to avoid scaring their client. But, emboldened by Gray's edict, Compact Power, a U.S. subsidiary of South Korea's LG Chem, was quick to detail its difficulties. Gray responded immediately by making several of GM's experienced cooling-system engineers available to Compact Power. With their help, the company solved the problems and kept on schedule.
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