GM names Tony Francavilla as head of global qualityWed, 08, Jun 2016
General Motors has appointed veteran manufacturing executive Tony Francavilla as its global quality chief. Francavilla, 58, replaces the departed Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of 2015 after working in the position for about a year. Like Lieblein, he will report to GM CEO Mary Barra.
GM quality chief Grace Lieblein to retire at end of monthMon, 14, Dec 2015
Grace Lieblein, GM's vice president of global quality and a key player in GM’s bid to improve its supplier relations in recent years, will retire at the end of the month. Her retirement was announced internally earlier this month, a GM spokeswoman confirmed today. Her replacement will be announced “at a later date,” according to a Dec. 1 internal memo.
Barra's historic rise challenges notions of what's possibleMon, 09, Nov 2015
GM shuffles top execs for quality, purchasing, powertrainThu, 20, Nov 2014
GM said Grace Lieblein will replace Alicia Boler-Davis as head of global quality as the company caps a year of record recalls. Boler-Davis, who has been in charge of quality since July 2013, will retain responsibilities for customer experience and oversee OnStar as well. Lieblein, currently head of purchasing, will be replaced by powertrain chief Steve Kiefer.