More shakeups at GM, Whitacre assumes control of global product planning

GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre

The shakeups keep coming in the GM executive branch, as dozens of product development executives have been reassigned, and new heads of global product planning, powertrain engineering, and quality have been appointed. CEO Ed Whitacre has assumed control of global product planning. Spokespersons for the company verified that none of the moves involved employees leaving the company.

Other major changes include Steve Carlisle being assigned as VP of global product planning, as he will now be reporting to Whitacre. Carlisle replaces Jon Lauckner in his new position, who is now heading the venture capital unit under Vice Chairman Steve Girsky.

Dan Hancock, who has been VP of global powertrain engineering since 2005, has moved to the newly created position of VP of global strategic product alliances; he will focus on joint ventures and report to Vice Chairman Tom Stephens.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: AutoWeek