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GM Announces Management Moves

GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today a series of management appointments affecting GM's global product development organization and regional leadership.

Denny Mooney, 50, currently chairman and managing director of GM Holden Ltd. in Port Melbourne, Australia, has been named to the new position of GM vice president, global vehicle systems and integration, effective August 1. Mooney will oversee the implementation of best practices for GM's global engineering organization and work with regional engineering leaders to better leverage the benefits of GM's global vehicle development system. He will report to Jim Queen, GM group vice president, global engineering.

Chris Gubbey will become chairman and managing director of GM Holden Ltd, effective July 1. Gubbey, 51, is currently executive vice president, Shanghai GM. In his new role, he will report to Nick Reilly, GM group vice president and president, GM Asia Pacific.

Bob Socia, 53, currently president and managing director, GM South Africa, will become executive vice president, Shanghai GM, effective July 1. He will report to Kevin Wale, president and managing director, GM China Group.
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Steve Koch, currently GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East vice president and regional director, Africa and Middle East Operations, will become GM LAAM vice president, African Operations and president and managing director, GM South Africa. Koch, 55, will report to Maureen Kempston Darkes, GM group vice president and president, GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East. The appointment is effective July 1.

Terry Johnsson, 46, currently regional sales and marketing director, Middle East Operations, will become GM LAAM vice president, Middle East Operations, effective June 1. Johnsson will also report to Maureen Kempston Darkes.

"GM's global product development organization and strong regional management have contributed to record sales in three of four regions and to improved performance in North America," said Wagoner. "In their new positions, these leaders will play key roles in continuing the momentum and helping to meet the specific demands of customers in each region."

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(May 25, 2007)


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