General Motors sent two executives to become vice presidents at Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., and the two carmakers exchanged mid-level managers to tighten cooperation after GM's purchase of a 20 percent stake in the maker of Subaru cars. The two companies also set up a GM/Fuji Heavy Industries Strategic Alliance Liaison office in Tokyo.
Edward Pasternak, 39, will be a Fuji vice president as well as senior general manager of the corporate planning division. He was assistant finance director of GM Service Parts Operations since June 1997. He has held various finance positions at GM.
William Madigan, 53, will be a Fuji vice president as well as senior general manager of the Subaru engineering division. He was chief engineer for Holden product engineering at Holden Ltd., GM's Australian unit with headquarters in Melbourne, since May 1999. He went to Holden in October 1992, after a year as a GM engineering consultant to Daewoo Motor Co.
Raymond Grigg is executive director of the Fuji liaison office and a member of the GM Asia Pacific strategy board. He reports to Rudolph Schlais Jr., GM group vice president and president of GM Asia Pacific. Currently executive director of after-sales for GM Europe, Grigg had served as executive director of Opel export operations and general manager of operations for GM-Holden's Automotive Ltd. (the former name of the Australian unit).
Robert Rice is director of the liaison office. He was director of new business ventures for Asia Pacific after serving as country director of GM China and as GM Japan's general director for business operations and new business development.
Michael Allen, 38, will be a general manager in Fuji's product planning department. He was director of portfolio integration for GM research and development and planning.
Jarvis Hunt, 39, will be a general manager for sales network development at Fuji's Subaru overseas division. He was director of marketing and distribution at Shanghai GM Corp., a GM joint venture in China.
Greg Peck, 51, will be a general manager for alliance purchasing at Fuji's purchasing division. He was vice president of supply for Vauxhall Motors Ltd. and Isuzu Bedford Corp.
Masaaki Owa, 47, will be a senior manager for product portfolio planning at GM. He was general manager of Fuji's engineering development department and had served as manager of Subaru Research and Design Inc. in California.
Fumiaki Hayata, 36, will be a manager for worldwide purchasing at GM. He was manager of the materials purchasing section at Fuji, and had served as purchasing manager at Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc. in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Tokio Yoshihara, 38, has been named a manager for Technical Center R&D at GM. He was manager of the system design section of Fuji's Engine Design Department.