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GM announces appointments for new Shanghai-Based International Operations

SHANGHAI – General Motors Company made a series of key executive appointments at the new Shanghai-based GM International Operations (GMIO), according to company announcement on July 24.

GM appointed 14 new executives to the GMIO, including new vice presidents of purchasing, quality, human resources and manufacturing. All of the leadership changes are effective by or before September 1.

“The appointment of our executive team represents chapter one for GMIO and a demonstration of our commitment to getting the organization up and running quickly,” said Nick Reilly, GM executive vice president and president of GMIO. “All of our new leaders are seasoned industry veterans with experience around the globe.”

As part of the announcement, GM also introduced new senior executives at GM Holden in Australia and GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. (GM Daewoo) in Korea.

The Shanghai-based GMIO was set up earlier in July immediately after GM announced its rebirth. GM has transferred all of its international operations functions to Shanghai, signifying its growing dependence on China as a foundation of its post-bankruptcy recovery program.

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