Surprise! Bob Lutz Is Headed for GM

Chrysler's ex-president will be head of product operations

General Motors Corp. may finally be catching on. After years of churning out nondescript cars that lost market share, GM Chief Executive G. Richard Wagoner Jr. has embarked on a major push to hire some of his rivals' top designers. In the process, he has sought advice from retired Chrysler President Robert A. Lutz. "I have talked to Rick a number of times about how to fix the problems," says Lutz.

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