GM CEO Mary Barra to be inducted in Auto Hall of Fame

General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s mission is to transform a 114-year-old carmaker into a software titan making all electric and self-driving vehicles one day.

It is for that innovation and her leadership as the first woman to run a car company that Barra, 61, will be inducted into the 2023 Automotive Hall of Fame on Thursday, the Hall of Fame said in a statement.

The other inductees include: auto components entrepreneur Fred Bauer, race car driving legend Juan Manuel Fangio, Honda Motor Co. co-founder Takeo Fujisawa, Ford Motor Co. legendary designer McKinley Thompson and Larry R. Wood, also known as “Mr. Hot Wheels” at Mattel toy company.

“This group includes trailblazing innovators and leaders who have left an impact globally on the automotive industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to recognize their achievements and welcome them into the Hall of Fame,” said Sarah Cook, the group’s president.

Cook said the inductees are people who have helped shape the automotive industry and Barra has “certainly left her mark on the industry.”

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