General Motors Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner has announced the election of Ellen J. Kullman to the GM Board of Directors effective immediately. Kullman's election increases the membership of the GM board to twelve, of whom eleven are independent, outside directors.

Kullman, 48, group vice president safety and protection at DuPont, has extensive background and expertise in general management, engineering and marketing, and oversees the business units that are responsible for providing DuPont customers throughout the world with innovative safety, protection and security solutions.

"Ellen brings to the GM board a depth and breadth of business acumen and experiences developed through her wide array of leadership responsibilities across various DuPont business units," Wagoner said.