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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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General Motors names James Taylor as HUMMER CEO

Late Wednesday, General Motors announced that James Taylor (the now former Cadillac general manager, not the music giant) will join the HUMMER leadership team as CEO. Taylor will move into the newly created position under premium division VP Mark McNabb, and will now be responsible for “the future strategy and current business of HUMMER worldwide,” […]

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EX-HUMMER CEO: Hybrid HUMMER Was Ready

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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EX-HUMMER CEO: Hybrid HUMMER Was Ready

Jim Taylor was the last in a line of top HUMMER execs, and piloted the brand through it’s last two years in existance with General Motors. He understood what the brand was about, and had engaged directly with enthusiasts – including HummerGuy.net. According to a new interview with Edmunds.com, Taylor says that the Hybrid HUMMER […]

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Dear Senator: Save HUMMER, Save 3000 Jobs

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Dear Senator: Save HUMMER, Save 3000 Jobs

In a time of deep economic recession it would only be responsible for our elected officials to do everything in their power to preserve American jobs. Combined, the U.S. Treasury and the U.A.W. own 77.5% of General Motors (60% and 17.5%, respectively), who’s corporate leadership failed to complete a deal with the Chinese under bizarre […]

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GM Turned Down Credible American Buyer for HUMMER Brand. Twice.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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GM Turned Down Credible American Buyer for HUMMER Brand. Twice.

General Motors reportedly had two credible offers from American company Raser Technologies to purchase the HUMMER brand prior to its decision to shut down the brand completely. One before GM decided to proceed with a deal to China’s Tengzhong and one after that deal fell apart. While neither anyone at GM or Raser has been […]

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Search for HUMMER Buyer Continues

Monday, March 8, 2010

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Search for HUMMER Buyer Continues

While the process of a buyer search for the HUMMER brand continues behind closed doors with few details coming out, we can tell you that the process is continuing, and HUMMER says they are “still reviewing offers.” HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor said that dealers would be kept in the loop via a weekly update, though […]

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HUMMER CEO Compares Buyer Search to Speed Dating

Friday, February 26, 2010

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“I call it very fast speed dating. We have to look at each other, see if we like each other and then get it done very quickly,” HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor told Automotive News regarding their search to find a buyer for the brand. The original plan to sell HUMMER to China’s Tengzhong fell through […]

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Deadline Extended for Completion of HUMMER Sale

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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General Motors had hoped it could unload its HUMMER brand to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong by the end of January, but as the month came to a close today the two decided to extend the deadline until the end of February. The definitive agreement between the two companies signed last year was set to expire on […]

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Ask Jim

Sunday, December 27, 2009

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“Ask Jim” was a recurring feature that allowed HummerGuy.net readers to submit questions to be answered by HUMMER’s CEO, Jim Taylor toward the end of the brand’s run. Below you will find the the most recent segments from the Ask Jim feature. Ask Jim (December 18, 2009) – Jim answers questions about HUMMER’s off-road heritage […]

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Ask Jim Part 5: HUMMER’s Offroad DNA

In our 5th and final Q&A segment with HUMMER’s CEO Jim Taylor, he addresses the brand’s offroad capabilities, dealer and owner events like HUMMER Happenings, as well as a couple wildcard issues like OnStar and H3T Accessories. Many thanks to Jim, who took the time to answer so many questions for this week-long feature – […]

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Ask Jim Part 4: HUMMER Dealers

In 2002, General Motors awarded the HUMMER franchise to a handful of top-tier dealers that had strong reputations for customer service and sales success. As HUMMER becomes independent and grows its international presence, several have questions about their local dealerships, and HUMMER CEO Jim Taylor answered their questions. Check back for our final installment tomorrow, […]

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Ask Jim Part 3: New HUMMER Brand Ownership

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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When the HUMMER brand becomes independent from GM, it will also be getting a new parent company in China’s Sichuan Tengzhong . While the new ownership will essentially allow HUMMER to operate as an independent U.S. company making its own decisions, some may still be uneasy about having the parent company overseas. In part three […]

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