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William F. Bertagni appointed president of PATAC and GM China vice president of vehicle engineering

SHANGHAI – William F. Bertagni is now new president of the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) and GM China vice president of Vehicle Engineering starting from August 1, 2017, according to a company news release. Bertagni has replaced Dr. Tobias Sünner, who will repatriate to Europe. “We appreciate the

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Mike Devereux appointed executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling

SHANGHAI – Mike Devereux, GM International Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, has been appointed executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling to succeed Gustavo Céspedes, who will repatriate to GM Mexico, according to a GM press release on July 18. The appointment becomes effective on August 1, and in the

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GM and Ford achieve sales increase in China in June 2017

SHANGHAI – GM and Ford both achieved sales increase in China in June, setting the best ever June monthly sales records in the country, according to company news releases by the two American automakers. Sales of GM and its Chinese joint ventures in the month reached 285,191 units, up 4.3

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GM’s new growth plan for China to focus on products, green technologies and mobility solutions

BEIJING – General Motors’ strategy in China over the next five years will be centered on a stronger product mix, greener technologies and smarter solutions for personal mobility. GM President Dan Ammann and GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien announced the U.S. automaker’s version of the

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Lynn Longo appointed managing director of Shanghai OnStar

SHANGHAI – Lynn Longo has been appointed managing director of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd. (Shanghai OnStar) and Global Connected Consumer (GCC) Beijing group of GM effective November 1, according to a GM news release on November 6. Longo is based at Shanghai OnStar’s headquarters in Shanghai. Longo has a

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Smart cities and cars require alignment among government, OEMs and consumers

At the 12th China Auto Industry Forum jointly organized by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on October 25 in Shanghai, OEM and supplier executives, industry officials and academicians discussed opportunities and challenges facing the industry as cities

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