GM's Succession Plan Gets Clearer

General Motors just about paved the way for Fritz Henderson, its newly-minted president and chief operating officer, to eventually take over the corner office from Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. The company promoted Henderson (pictured above) on March 3 after giving the finance whiz and rapid-fire talker a series of high-level promotions since 1997. Henderson is 49 and occupies a seat that GM has kept open since Wagoner was annointed CEO back in 2000.

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