GM has been in the middle of a management shake-up this week as CEO Fritz Henderson resigned, and now acting CEO Ed Whitacre has removed long-time GM head of marketing Bob Lutz from his post and made him an advisor on global design and product development. Lutz retained his title however, as vice chairman.
Mark Reuss, who served as head of the Holden division in Australia before a brief stint as VP of engineering, was named president of GM North America. The management re-shuffle didn’t stop there, as Nick Reilly, who had led efforts to restructure the company’s Opel division after GM decided in November to retain full control, was named vice president for GM Europe. Tim Lee, who was previously group VP for manufacturing and labor relations was also elevated to president of international operations.
Lutz’s old post will be managed by Susan Docherty, GM’s head of sales who had replaced Mark LaNeve in October.
Diana Tremblay was also named VP for manufacturing and labor relations.
-By Stephen Calogera