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Skills: Writing, editing, reporting

Career Summary:

I cover automotive industry business, product and technology news with an emphasis on General Motors.

Specialties: Automotive, business, technology

Current Roles:

Journalist, Analyst


M.A. English, Western Michigan University


B.A. English, Saginaw Valley State University

My Comments

Kiekert Proposes ‘Smart Doors’ to Eliminate Dings Commented on: 14 weeks ago (November 10, 2017)

@dr_gallup I'm guessing because it is a prototype. But good catch.

Chevy Bolt’s Success Stings Volt Stablemate Commented on: 15 weeks ago (October 31, 2017)

Karl, good to hear you enjoy your Volt, a two-time Ward's 10 Best Engines winner.

Alpha-Hungry Wall Street Stumbles Onto GM Commented on: 18 weeks ago (October 13, 2017)

@msmitka Cash is worthless unless you spend it (or some saying goes like that) so I definitely think that is a component here. And AVs and EVs will take a whole lot of it.

GM’s Barra Escapes Dilemma of Trump Council Commented on: 26 weeks ago (August 18, 2017)

@kebner1 Thanks for your feedback. The article characterizes Trump’s response as tepid, which we deemed as a fair depiction, and accurately reports how it was perceived by leaders of industry,...

No Smoking: Acura NSX Crushes Quarter Mile Commented on: 31 weeks ago (July 13, 2017)

@masztalos A bit superlative with the headline. Guilty as charged. There were no timed runs. We're just having a little fun with a unique opportunity and trying to inject some levity into the...