Glidden has corporate and private practice backgrounds

Glidden has corporate and private practice backgrounds

General Motors has named Craig Glidden an executive vice president and general counsel, effective 1 March.

He will head a team of staff lawyers who are integrated into all of GM’s regional and functional teams in more than 30 countries.

"Glidden has had a distinguished career managing complex legal issues around the world, and his broad legal and senior management expertise fits perfectly with our strategic priorities and plans for global growth," said GM CEO Mary Barra.

Glidden, 57, succeeds Michael Millikin, 66, who is retiring in July after a nearly four-decade legal career, including five years as GM’s general counsel. 

Before joining GM, Glidden was executive vice president and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. He oversaw the company’s global legal, communications, government affairs and compliance groups.

Prior to joining LyondellBasell in August 2009, Glidden served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical. Prior to that, he was in private law practice.