DETROIT -- General Motors Co., continuing to shake up management since exiting bankruptcy two weeks ago, plans to name designer Bryan Nesbitt as chief of Cadillac.
The appointment is scheduled to be announced Thursday and takes effect August 1, said spokesman Terry Rhadigan.
Nesbitt, 40, known for penning Chryslers PT Cruiser, has spent eight years at GM, where he is currently in charge of North American design.
His move to Cadillac is in line with a strategy outlined by Vice Chairman Bob Lutz on July 10, when Lutz postponed his retirement to take a new role as chief of marketing and communications with oversight of design. Lutz, 77, said then that he would put design at the center of GMs advertising message.
Nesbitt will report to Lutz.