GM shuffles leadership team and focuses on global markets

As Global Product Development leader Doug Parks will retire after nearly 40 years with the company, the US carmaker is making several changes to its product development team and has created new roles to oversee global markets.

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Firstly, both Ken Morris and Josh Tavel will assume new roles as of 2 January 2024. The current vice president of Global Vehicle and Propulsion teams will be named senior vice president of Product Programs, Product Safety and Motorsports. Tavel, currently global vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales, will be promoted to senior vice president of Energy Storage and Propulsion, R&D, and Manufacturing Engineering.

With his new role, Tavel will oversee key areas “critical to accelerating the company’s electrification strategy, including battery development and manufacturing engineering activities,” General Motors writes in a statement.

There are also leadership changes to the global team. Rory Harvey, who currently serves as executive VP and president of GM North America, will become executive VP and president of Global Markets – a newly created role. He will be in charge of bringing “the right vehicles, software and technologies to customers around the world.” Marissa West will take over as senior vice president and president, GM North America, reporting directly to Harvey.

All leadership changes will take effect on 2 January 2024.


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