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News of May 16, 2002


GM Powertrain Announces New Plant Manager In Livonia

PONTIAC, Mich. - Mike Arcamone, previously manager of the General Motors of Canada, Ltd. Ste. Therese, Quebec, assembly plant, has been named manager of the GM Powertrain Livonia, Mich., engine plant. He replaces Larry F. Spiegel, who recently retired after 37 years with GM.

Homi Patel, vice president of manufacturing for GMPT, made the announcement. Arcamone will report to Robert J. Moran, manufacturing manager for GMPT's Engine Sector. The change was effective May 1, 2002.

"Larry has been a tremendous asset to GM and GM Powertrain," said Patel. "He has provided extensive leadership in the implementation of lean manufacturing within GM. The Livonia engine plant has been recognized consistently in the Harbour Report as a leader in productivity improvements.

"Mike is an excellent choice for the plant manager appointment at our Livonia engine plant," continued Patel. "His experience in our Canadian operations makes him well-qualified for his new assignment."

Arcamone started his career with GM in 1980 as a college-graduate-in-training at the Ste. Therese assembly plant. He held various assignments including supervisor and superintendent of production and area manager for chassis. He was named assistant plant manager in 1993. He transferred to the Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant in 1996 when he was named assistant plant manager at that site. He returned to Ste. Therese two years later when he was appointed plant manager.

Arcamone is a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal and a diploma in management from McGill University in Montreal.

Spiegel began his GM career in Purchasing with Fisher Body in Pittsburgh. He held a variety of manufacturing positions at Fisher Body, Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM of Canada Group, Mid-Size Car Division and Metal Fabricating Division prior to being named manager of the Warren transmission plant in 1993. Spiegel became manager of the Livonia engine plant in 1996.

Spiegel holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI) and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

GM Powertrain has responsibility for governing GM's global powertrain business. This includes engine, transmission, casting and components manufacturing; engineering for GM cars and trucks; and vehicle, marine and industrial original equipment manufacturers. Together with its alliance partners -- Isuzu, Suzuki, Fuji Heavy Industries and Fiat -- GM has access to 24 percent of the world's capacity in powertrains.

(May 13, 2002)

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