GENERAL MOTORS - Chester Watson, 52, to general auditor. He was vice president of auditing and security for Lucent Technologies.
MERCEDES-BENZ USA LLC - Bernhard Glaser to general manager of marketing and product management for passenger cars at Mercedes-Benz USA's headquarters in Montvale, N.J. He was assistant to the member of the board responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of the Mercedes Car Group in Stuttgart.
POWER INFORMATION NETWORK LLC. - Tim Longnecker to CEO. He was a client partner in the automotive business unit of Trilogy Software Inc.
Longnecker will be assigned to both J.D. Power and Associates' corporate headquarters in Westlake Village, Calif., and the firm's Troy, Mich., office.
Power Information Network collects and analyzes daily new-vehicle retail transaction data from more than 6,000 automotive dealerships.
SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC. - E. Lee Wyatt to senior vice president and CFO. He was vice president of administration and CFO for Sealy Inc. in Trinity, N.C.
Sonic Automotive Inc. is an automotive retailer.
SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT MARKET ASSOCIATION - Faith Barnese to vice president of membership services and councils. She was executive vice president and vice president of corporate marketing for Steel Horse Automotive in Compton, Calif.